SJ on the Move

Friday, September 22, 2006

Caveat Emptor!


This past week I needed to make a very quick trip back to the U.S. I flew out on Monday, had a meeting on Tuesday morning, and then caught a flight back to Germany on Tuesday afternoon. Total time in the U. S. of A - 29 hours.

The interesting thing about this trip is that I orginally booked my flight through Expedia.com Then, one of my co-workers suggested looking at the prices on Expedia.de - which is the German language site of Expedia because the prices are sometimes cheaper.

I didn't believe him, but I checked it out anyway. Lo and behold, a BUSINESS class ticket on the same exact flight, was hundreds of dollars cheaper on Expedia.de than the COACH class ticket I had booked on Expedia.com. Thankfully, my tickets were refundable so I quickly cancelled my ticket from Expedia.com and booked a flight through Expedia.de.

I don't normally get the opportunity to fly business class, but on transatlantic flights it sure makes the trip a lot more pleasant. Especially if you are going to spend about 20 hours on the plane and only 29 hours on the ground.

1 Comments:

At 9:21 PM, Blogger John said...

EXPEDIA AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. EXPEDIA ruined my trip and they tried to steal money from my credit card for an airline ticket they failed to deliver. Later I found that EXPEDIA is listed in the top ripoff link at the bad business bureau ( http://www.ripoffreport.com ) and has two "dedicated" websites due to poor customer support and lies: http://www.victimsofexpedia.com and http://www.shameonexpedia.com

Kind regards

 

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