Expedia Ends Expedia+ Business Program Effective October 10, 2017

Expedia launched Expedia+ Business Rewards back in 2014 (read more here) that the company has now decided to close effective October 10, 2017.

Expedia+ Business Program Ending October 10 2017

Expedia+ Business program allowed company to earn hotel coupons for hotel nights consumed by travelers that were linked to the business account (this didn’t really work).

Norwegian’s European Flights Cheaper On Expedia Than Their Own Website?

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Every year, I find myself flying on Norwegian couple of times when they provide the best direct flight option between the city pairs that I need at the right price.

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Today, I purchased Norwegian’s flight from Paris to Helsinki and, as has always been the case, the price was lower on Expedia than buying directly from the airline if you need to check a bag and choose a seat.

Airfare of the Day: China Southern CTU-WUH-SFO USD 1638 (RT Business Class)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Southern Business Class excursion special fares between Chengdu and San Francisco.

REMINDER: Check The Local Fares When Buying Airlines Tickets Case: Air China HND-PEK-HKT

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Don’t we all love how airlines price tickets depending of the origin and destination and also where the ticket is issued?

Air China HND-PEK-HKT US & JP

I again came across this difference between SITI (Sold Inside – Ticketed Inside) versus SOTO (Sold Outside – Ticketed Outside) when buying Air China fare from Tokyo’s Haneda to Phuket with two day stopover in Beijing.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee Update (Coupon Devaluation)

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Expedia has had an excellent Best Price Guarantee program that promises to match the lower third party price (even their own sites) and throw in a $50 Best Price Guarantee coupon.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee

I have taken advantage of this guarantee number of times and most recently wrote about it last week (read more here). Expedia has now devalued the coupon value.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee (Airline Flights)

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Expedia offers a Best Price Guarantee program that promises to match lower price found on a competing website + $50 coupon that can be used towards a prepaid hotel booking (minimum $100 spend).

Expedia Best Price Guarantee

I have covered the guarantee several times in the past and continue using it along those from other Expedia companies such as Orbitz, Travelocity and Cheaptickets.

Reminder To Always Check Flights With A Local Online Booking Channel For The Cheapest Rates – Case: Expedia Thailand

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LoyaltyLobby frequently covers both the advantages and disadvantages of Online Travel Agents (OTA) and today I’d like to remind our readers to always check the prices on local OTA’s for special fares.

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I found myself in the situation that I needed to book a last minute flight to Hong Kong for this afternoon and Cathay fares on Expedia Thailand were great compared to the Cathay Pacific’s own website.

TAM Flight Price Discrepancy: CGH-CNF $189 Versus R$200

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Welcome to the world of weird airline flight pricing that I have covered previously here on LoyaltyLobby too.

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Airlines often price the flights based on the market and may also limit the fare class availability depending where the request is coming from.

U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways Second Week (April 11 – 14, 2016): Wyndham Rewards & Expedia+ Rewards

U.S Travel Association’s Daily Getaways second week is about to start later today (1 PM ET). I’ll have one weekly post covering the offers that I find worthwhile.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways 2016 Week 2

Daily Getaways allows you to purchase loyalty program points often at discount and outside of the yearly maximums that the programs usually set.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee: Case Vayama Cheaper By 7 Cents

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Expedia offers great Best Price Guarantee on its US website (and likely on some other county sites as well) offering to match the lower price and throw in a $50 Best Price Guarantee coupon that you can use towards hotel reservation (minimum $100) after your trip has been completed.

Expedia Best Price Guarantee Case Vayama Cheaper 7 Cents

I have taken advantage of this guarantee numerous times and there is just a limit of three successful claims per month. Once you have exhausted the Expedia one, you can then move to Travelocity one that is identical to Expedia.

U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways For The First Two Weeks Announced

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The U.S. Travel Association has now released its first two weeks of Daily Getaways that start on Monday next week.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways 2016

Daily Getaways allow you to purchase mainly hotel points at discount that you can later turn to award nights.

READER COMMENT: Expedia & SAS Flight Change Nightmare

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A friend of mine contacted me few days ago regarding her trip on SAS that she had booked on Expedia’s US website, which is often cheaper than to booking with the airline directly. SAS had apparently retimed flight and rebooked using inconvenient connection.

SAS Expedia Nightmare

Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

How Fat Are Expedia’s Hotel Margins? Case Rydges St Kilda

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It is almost three years since I was last time presented a confirmation that showed the price that Expedia had paid for the hotel. You can access my previous piece here.

Expedia Margin

Last week when I was in Melbourne, I decided to go to St Kilda for couple of nights. Had one night stay at the Novotel (booked through Expedia because $50 cheaper than directly with Accor + $50 BPG coupon) and second night at the local Australian hotel called Rydges, which is part of VIP+ hotels and eligible for the bonus points promo (read more here).

Expedia+ Rewards 10,500 Bonus Points For Staying 6 Nights At VIP Access Hotels In 2016

Expedia+ Rewards has launched a new promotion to promote their VIP Access hotels.

Expedia+ Rewards VIP Access Hotel Bonus

You can earn 10,500 bonus Expedia+ Rewards points for staying six nights at VIP Access hotels during 2016.

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