Here are three things to smile about. Priceline extends their William Shatner character by hiring his “daughter.” Wait till you see who she is! USA Today serves up a quiz to test your airline fee knowledge. And, a luggage tracking device will be available this March. Imagine that; this may be the end of lost luggage.
My initial bid was for $20 a day. The next screen had a special offer for a car at $19/day. The third screen stated the price was $19.91/day. By the end of the buying process, the rate has risen to $25.05 a day. What is Priceline up to? Is this classic bait and switch?
One of the most frequently-repeated pieces of advice for bargain-hunters is that you’ll always find a deal on one of the so-called “opaque” travel websites, like Hotwire or Priceline. But, are they always the cheapest solution?
The rules for these tickets vary, but in general they are not changeable. These kinds of tickets put you about as low as you can get on the customer service totem pole.
Priceline just came out with their list of the top 50 destinations for Valentine’s Day and President’s day. These results are compiled from actual bookings, so they are very accurate for priceline.com customers.
Hotels are offering more and more bargains in the wake of rapidly rising gasoline prices and airfare increases. As other travel costs rise with the price of fossil fuel, opaque Web sites like Priceline and Hotwire should become more important for travelers looking to save money.