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Expedia.co.uk

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by McGray, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. McGray

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Dec 2008

    Posts: 5,450

    Anyone had any experience with them?

    About to book a pretty pricey holiday and want to hear some good things to put my mind at rest!

    All I can find is bad reviews but I guess that's when people complain etc.
     
  2. Ironic Namesake

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,969

    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    I've spent quite a bit of money through them in the last few years - never any issues

    Make sure you use Quidco to get cashback ;)
     
  3. Sirrel Squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,891

    Location: Essex

    Never had a problem here although from what I've heard they aren't very good if you ever need to phone them.
     
  4. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,217

    Location: Brighton

    Booked both of my holidays through them, never had a problem and I find the pre-flight taxi booking is a life saver, no faffing about when you get to the airport, just find your guy and away you go.
     
  5. McGray

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Dec 2008

    Posts: 5,450

    This is good to hear!

    I'll look into Quidco as I've no idea what it is at the moment....
     
  6. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 40,962

    Location: Notts

    used them loads, never had a problem
     
  7. Ironic Namesake

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,969

    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Are you booking hotel and flight together? Might be worth also checking hotels.com as they give 10% quidco cashback on hotels, and book flight seperately ....

    Expedia only give 3.5% cashback for flight + hotel sales together
     
  8. Sudden

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,885

    Location: London

    Used expedia a fair few times and never an issue. Used their customer service only one time to try and get a cheaper price on a flight (I booked it at one price, then my cousin tried booking it literally 10 seconds later (we were standing next to each other) and it had gone up. We e-mailed them to see if we could get the cheaper fare). They said no :p but got back very quickly. Within 15 minutes or so.
     
  9. Smit

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Mar 2003

    Posts: 6,227

    Location: West Lothian

    No problems whatsoever.

    Used them for my holidays to Finland, Thailand, Italy, Denmark/Sweden and just for flights a few times.
     
  10. Mr_Moose

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2009

    Posts: 490

    Location: Grangemouth, Scotland

    used them myself a couple of times, Toronto and New York. Booked flights, hotels and trips during the holidays.. never had an issue what so ever. I would highly recommend them
     
  11. paulh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jun 2008

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: Spalding

    Just check they are ABTA and ATOL bonded and you should be fine. I'm the manager of a travel agent, let me know if you want me to check anything...?

    EDIT.. just looked they are IATA and ATOL so you'll be fine should the worst happen!
     
  12. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 18,672

     
  13. jp_bl_68

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 8,040

    I've not had any problems booking through them but I think you can find cheaper accommodation on other sites.
     
  14. Rameses

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,453

    Never used them but should their website be called Expensivia.co.uk

    Why use a middleman when almost all flights / holidays can be done by yourself.
     
  15. paulh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jun 2008

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: Spalding

    no protection, if you get stuck you're on your own.... just look at the volcano stuff! pay the extra few ££'s and you looked after if something goes wrong.

    just look back to when XL went bust last year, if you booked a flight only you were on your own, if you booked as a package you got a free trip home!!
     
  16. EdwardTeach

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Mar 2010

    Posts: 3,562

    used them several times, never had a problem. If booking hotels I always look for independent reviews of the hotel though.
     
  17. paulh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jun 2008

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: Spalding

    if you want an independent review pm me the hotel name and i have access to a website like trip advisor but a professional one and not full of people moaning! i can email pages to people from it!
     
  18. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,454

    Location: West Berkshire

    That's the Indian (type) callcentre for you - with the inevitable consequences. That said, their callcentre did sort a change of flight for me (at a not insignificant price).

    Two bookings - one direct - both went absolutely fine.

    PS - You may well come across the 'brand' WWTE when booking via other sites (even big name ones like Thomas Cook). WWTE turns out to be - Expedia.
     
  19. memyselfandi

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,692

    Location: Nottingham

    Used them to go to the US a few times without issues.
     
  20. sven256

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,077

    Location: manchester

    Used them before no problems. But try ebookers, same holidays cheaper prices.