"There Is Nothing We Can Do"
Due to a scheduling conflict, my husband and I had to change our returning flight. Orbitz explained that there would be a $105 charge per ticket, which I understood. However, the new flight was $95 cheaper than the original flight. The customer service representative assured me that the $95 would be given to me in the form of an in-flight voucher (a voucher that could be used on food in the plane). She provided me with a phone number where I could call and receive my voucher. What I had not mentioned previously, was that she put me on hold for 30 minutes while she looked this policy up in her refund manual.
I called the number listed, and the voice on the other end stated that "Orbitz lied to you, we do not do that here."
I called Orbitz back, explaining the situation, and asking for a refund of that $95. The representative and supervisor just kept repeating, "there is nothing we can do." In the 10 minutes it took me to call the number provided, and call Orbitz back, my credit card had already been charged, and they could no longer process any fee changes to my booking...
I said, let me ask you this: if the flight was more expensive, wouldn't you charge me? Then if the flight is cheaper, you should refund me. It can't go one way and not the other.
In the end, there was nothing that Orbitz could do, except for repeat that there was nothing they could do. Their customer service was terrible and unprofessional. They have no regard for the individuals who help keep their company afloat. They're a scam.
I would never do business with them again.