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Oct 9, 14, 11:06 am
Replies: 26
Views: 87,740
Posted By tommy2tone

Not a booking site, but...

Not a booking site, but www.hoteldealsrevealed.com is a tool for figuring out your hotel on Hotwire and Priceline.
Forum: Budget Travel
Oct 9, 14, 11:03 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,014
Posted By tommy2tone

Why not consider Mexico or other parts of Central...

Why not consider Mexico or other parts of Central America? There is plenty of adventure, history, and culture, plus you can spend a few days in the sun. Its probably a bit cheaper than Asia too.
Aug 26, 14, 6:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By tommy2tone

I've had no luck trying to beat a Priceline price...

I've had no luck trying to beat a Priceline price either. You would think they would to cut out the middle man and pass some of that savings on, but they don't.
Aug 26, 14, 6:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,132
Posted By tommy2tone

They're not that bad. Based on a recent query,...

They're not that bad. Based on a recent query, the same room in my sample search showed $109 CAD or $99 USD. At the time of writing, the US/Can exch rate is 1.095. So, it looks like Priceline is...
Aug 26, 14, 6:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 7,063
Posted By tommy2tone

They're legit. Quality may vary, but they're not...

They're legit. Quality may vary, but they're not some fake company or anything like that. I used them once, and the booking was through TripAdvisor. Since they use them, that provides some amount...
Mar 22, 14, 9:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,137
Posted By tommy2tone

www.hoteldealsrevealed.com is another good source...

www.hoteldealsrevealed.com is another good source to help narrow down your choices. These sites aren't perfect, so use caution and don't be too disappointed if you get a hotel you weren't expecting,...
Mar 13, 14, 7:39 am
Replies: 26
Views: 12,240
Posted By tommy2tone

This is a fairly common Hotwire complaint. ...

This is a fairly common Hotwire complaint. Regarding the amenities, there's no leg to stand on here, as you presumably knew they didn't have a pool. And while the fact that the hotel's restaurant...
Mar 13, 14, 7:32 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,581
Posted By tommy2tone

Its suspected that Hotwire engages in cookie...

Its suspected that Hotwire engages in cookie pricing. Cookies are placed on your computer when you view a website to keep track of information, so it could be that Hotwire knows you're looking at a...
Mar 13, 14, 7:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By tommy2tone

Camera on zodiak whale watching tour?

Is it a bad idea for me to take my camera on a zodiak whale watching tour? I plan to have it in its bag and pull it out only if we're not getting too wet or too bumpy. I've never been on a whale...
Sep 19, 13, 11:45 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By tommy2tone

FYI, this is mostly a Priceline and Hotwire...

FYI, this is mostly a Priceline and Hotwire discussion forum. Some general travel topics, but mostly hotel / Priceline / Hotwire related. Not a lot of entrants so far. I've posted about 10 posts...
Sep 19, 13, 11:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,445
Posted By tommy2tone

TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. I've probably booked...

TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU. I've probably booked over 50 hotel bookings on Hotwire or Priceline. I generally go through the same process of checking Hotwire first and then bidding (lower) on Priceline....
Sep 19, 13, 11:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,372
Posted By tommy2tone

TravelPony.com any good?

I'm booking a trip to Vegas. Discovered www.travelpony.com. Prices for hotels seem to be awesome, but you need to sign up to see them. Sort of an opaque, members only site. Wondering if anyone...
Aug 27, 13, 12:06 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By tommy2tone

Congratulations. I have had to contact them 3 or...

Congratulations. I have had to contact them 3 or 4 times throughout the years, and the b est I could get was a $25 bonus cash. Mind you, I was trying to cancel a reservation due to changed plans. ...
Aug 23, 13, 9:11 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,580
Posted By tommy2tone

Yeah, I've noticed that too. I assumed it was...

Yeah, I've noticed that too. I assumed it was more of a seasonal thing, and we'll probably see more in the fall after September.

Priceline is giving away $20 if you use Google Wallet. ...
Aug 23, 13, 9:02 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By tommy2tone

Wow, you're very fortunate. Congratulations. ...

Wow, you're very fortunate. Congratulations. Are you one of those Hotwire elite members (or whatever its called)?

Update: This page also offers some tips for cancelling a hotwire reservation...
Apr 22, 13, 12:36 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,682
Posted By tommy2tone

Thanks. I ended up getting some great hotels in...

Thanks. I ended up getting some great hotels in Amsterdam and here in Rome, using free rebidding and price comparison first.
Apr 22, 13, 12:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By tommy2tone

Got the points. Thanks for the support!

Got the points. Thanks for the support!
Mar 24, 13, 8:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By tommy2tone

My Daughters Points Are Expring - Will Delta Flight keep them alive?

Hey y'all, my kid's miles are expiring. We've just recently flown Delta which is an Alaska partner. When I checked in, I entered her Alaska mileage plan # so I assume she'll earn points and thus...
Mar 24, 13, 8:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By tommy2tone

Thx. The flight from FLL to SEA was insanely...

Thx. The flight from FLL to SEA was insanely cheap (like $89 or something), so I'm find not earning anything.

thanks again.
Mar 24, 13, 7:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,682
Posted By tommy2tone

Priceline Europe - any good?

I'm looking for your impressions on Priceline for Europe accommodations. I know that here in the US it totally rocks. You can almost always save money (a lot) using Priceline, but I've never used...
Mar 24, 13, 7:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 8,942
Posted By tommy2tone

I've sometimes seen huge car rental price...

I've sometimes seen huge car rental price differences on .ca versus .com, which is why it's worth checking both sites. Certeris paribus, book on expedia.com.
Mar 24, 13, 7:00 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By tommy2tone

Did you trip Orbitz multi-destination feature?

Did you trip Orbitz multi-destination feature?
Mar 24, 13, 6:53 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By tommy2tone

Frequent Flyer Partners?

I've got a flight on Frontier but I'll probably never fly them again. Wondering if they are partnered up with anyone else? I would love to earn United, Alaska, or Aeroplan points.

Anyone know if...
Mar 21, 13, 6:46 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,177
Posted By tommy2tone

Hey Rasheed, great answer. Totally agree with...

Hey Rasheed, great answer. Totally agree with your comments.

#1. Priceline is not and will not be in my stock portfolio anytime soon. I like Priceline and use it a lot (about 35% of my hotel...
Mar 21, 13, 6:34 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 22,757
Posted By tommy2tone

Anecdotally, I'm currently staying at a hotel...

Anecdotally, I'm currently staying at a hotel booked on Priceline. It's a "superior room" which is their cheapest room available. I asked for an upgrade. They wanted to charge me $40 per night for...
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