Expedia practices price discrimination. They will charge certain customers more money for the same trip and also show fake sales and price drops. This is fraudulent. They openly admit they will charge certain demographics more money and they figure out who you are using tracking cookies so they can discriminate. Try to look at the pricing in your regular browser and then look at the same trip in incognito mode. You will be shocked that some vacations could cost thousands more for one family vs another. This is not right.
These guys blow reservations all the time. There business practices are terrible for any small business owner. If you are booking a big resort or all-inclusive you can find some great deals but for smaller hotels always contact the hotel directly. Really, they suck.
These are companies that are engaged in trade of personal information in order for loyalty programs to impose charges.. This happens at the end of "Checkout" when it prompts you from email and then charges your credit card.. I am giving them all poor vendor and privacy scores.. This topic is covered on TWIT-222 ( 8 minutes in)... Loyalty companies are http://www.affiniongroup.com/ ,http://www.webloyalty.com/ or http://www.vertrue.com/
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