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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?

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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.

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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). [click to continue…]

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The acquisition of Orbitz by rival Expedia was a bit of a rollercoaster with many up’s and downs during the process. Now the green light has finally been given by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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The transaction has been reviewed by antitrust experts and it was ultimately assessed that it would have no negative impacts on the consumer that are of significance.  [click to continue…]