View Single Post
Old Jul 12, 19, 5:22 am
  #5  
craigthemif
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Barcelona, London, on a plane
Programs: BA Gold, TK E+, IB+, VS FC, Hyatt Globalist, MR Plat Prem, IHG Plat, Hilton Gold
Posts: 6,926
Originally Posted by Theirin View Post
I think this is just part of Google's push to become more of an OTA.
At some point we'll have to decide whether we want Google, Amazon and Facebook to dominate the entire economy. Or whether we want to do our bit to avoid them wherever possible. That said, I don't really care if Google devours Expedia / Priceline, since the OTAs have their own sharp practices...

IME booking direct is the only way to guarantee full functionality - upgrade, seat selection, flight changes, etc. - so as long as I'm not paying more, I'm booking direct with the airline...
craigthemif is offline  
Reply With Quote