November 9 was our anniversary. We booked a trip to Vegas to enjoy the weekend. I got on Travelocity (first time using it) and found what I thought was a great hotel in Vegas - "The Palace Station." Ratings had the hotel at 4 out of 5 stars. The day comes and we take off for the road trip to Vegas. When we get there we check into the hotel. First thing the guy behind the counter says is "Do you want to upgrade your room for 50.00 more a night?" I was like "No thank you my room will be fine" (remembering what the pictures looked like on Travelocity). He looks at me and with an attitude he said, "OK suit yourself," tosses the keys on the counter and walks away.
Well I wasn't going to let a pencil neck moron like that ruin my trip, so we walk towards the rooms to see them. Walked through the casino which smelled like a pissed-on ashtray. We get to the hallway that leads to the rooms and I noticed that it's the back alley of the hotel. We walked past the loading docks and the dumpsters to a hallway where it smelled like a porta potty was tipped over. We get to the room and open the door and there are 2 full beds squeezed into a room that's about 10 ft long by 8 ft wide. RIDICULOUS! By then I was pissed!
I headed for the front counter and told the lady there I was not happy at all with the room they had given me and it's not what I paid for. She replied with "OK I have another room for you. It's 3 doors down from the one you have now." I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO EXPLODE! Went to check the next room, even worse. I walked back to the counter again and told them that I was not staying in that room and that I would call Travelocity to help me make this right and the manager replied with "OK. I'll check you out right now and I need you to leave." My Vegas trip was ruined thanks to Travelocity and The Palace Station Hotel! Bottom lines learned was to always use Expedia!
Booking a trip was easy, cancelling was impossible. Our "expedited" passport did not arrive when promised so sadly we had to cancel our trip. When I called Travelocity it took more than an hour just to cancel the hotel. The customer service reps in the cancellations department do not have the ability to cancel anything so you spend an hour being asked questions, transferred around and being placed on hold.
I was told I had to contact the activity vendors directly to cancel so I spent another 30 minutes on hold calling Mexico and incurring international charges, only to be told that I cannot cancel the reservation and I have to have Travelocity call. When I called Travelocity back it was another melee of questions, transfers and Latin hold music (which was even more tortuous given the circumstances).
An hour in (the second time) I was hung up on during a transfer and had to begin the process again, this time demanding to speak with a supervisor, who took 45 minutes to tell me that the vendors for my activities were now closed and there was nothing they can do until the following day.
Cancelling a trip sucks. Losing money when cancelling sucks more. Spending 3+ hours going around in circles TRYING to cancel is inexcusable. This customer service experience ranks up there with trying to call your insurance company over an denied medical claim, or a trip to the DMV. In short - don't book through Travelocity because if you cancel, you will waste hours of precious life and end up angry, bitter and with grey hair before you can get off the phone with them over what should be a simple 5-minute request.
This is a long story. Please take the time to read it all, because I need your help. I have a friend, Nikki, who got ripped off by Travelocity. She was trying to get home to see her elderly and infirm father in Malta. And she saved and saved for a long time and bought her ticket from Travelocity. When she filled out the info on the Travelocity site she put in her name on her ID as instructed and paid her money, (it costs nearly 3,000.00 one way, so she saved for a long time).
When she got to the airport the airline told her to call Travelocity and have them change the ticket to her maiden name, as listed on her passport. They said they do it all the time and it would be fine. She stood at the kiosk for 3 hours talking and waiting on Travelocity. While she was on hold the Airline said, "This is ridiculous" and they even tried to tell the dingbat from Travelocity on the phone what to do.
But as a result of Travelocity's lack of customer service and action, Nikki missed her flight. And the one after that, and as a result was sent home having been told by Travelocity that because she missed her flight they will not offer a voucher for travel the next day and she will not get a refund either because their policy is that if you miss your flight you forfeit all money. Since this happened last week, her dad has had a stroke. She needs to get home to see him before it's too late. I have been ripped off by them also, a few years back. I wish I could give negative 5 star rating.
First Travelocity quoted one price, then I was confirmed at a different (higher) price, then I was charged another different price. I have been attempting to cancel my trip (plane, auto, hotel) on the Travelocity website for 2 days to no avail. The Travelocity website does not work. It instructs you to use navigation buttons that do not exist on the site. The site also does not have a phone number.
When I was able (via GOOGLE) to track down a phone number for Travelocity, I received a voice mail that said the wait time to speak with an agent was 57 minutes, AND there was no callback option offered. Need to travel...do not USE Travelocity. Sorry I didn't check online reviews for Travelocity in the first place. Had I done so, I would never have used Travelocity. I am still trying to cancel my reservations!!!
After booking a trip on Travelocity.com where I agreed to a hotel and air price, I received an email stating that I will be charged an additional 200 for the trip for resort fee. This was absolutely not made clear before I purchased the trip. There is mention on the hotel site, further down on the page of a POSSIBLE resort fee that your room doesn't cover but this is not clear as to how it is decided who pays or that it is mandatory on ALL rooms. When I clicked on the room to book it and was given the final room price, no mention was made of ANY additional fees. This is back dooring a customer, it is fraudulent! This should have been made clear to me during my room selection.
When I called Travelocity they stated ALL resorts have these fees... I travel all the time and have never encountered this problem. They are misrepresenting the price of the room to the consumer and then telling the consumer it is fine to charge additional fees after the purchase. I spoke with two female reps and a male supervisor (mostly an hour and a half of me being on hold). I was hung up on twice during this time, the last by the supervisor.
Travelocity sent me a 15% off coupon for being a good customer, so I used the coupon. I have used their site many times. This time, I keyed in the code within the expiration date, and the screen flipped to payment verification without my review. They charged me a non-refundable $725 fee, when I expected the discounted rate to be about $620. THEY SENT ME THE COUPON, I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT OR SEARCH IT ONLINE. I called customer service and the man "called to the hotel to try to get a refund," but couldn't now honor my coupon! DON'T FALL FOR IT! Those coupons can be scams! Take me off the email list Travelocity!
I was ready to book the vacation. I already selected the hotel and flights and was on the page that asked me if need transportation from airport to hotel. I called to ask a question - "How much does it cost to get a taxi from airport to Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana in Dominican Republic." I was talking to Francine. She wanted to know when I was traveling, how many people, etc. She wanted to book the trip. After I told her that all I want to know is the cost of the taxi, she hung up the phone. I will not be using Travelocity to book my vacation. This is no way to treat your customers.
VIRGINIA -- Travelocity has an interesting way of confirming reservation cancellation. I booked a room for a Friday check-in at the Clarion Hotel in Richmond which has a 6 pm the day before arrival cancellation policy. I canceled the reservation through Travelocity on Thursday morning and received an email from Travelocity confirming the cancellation. The email was sent Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:33 am, according to Outlook.
When the charge appeared on my American Express, I contacted them and they said they had no way to confirm their own cancellation confirmation despite the fact that I had sent an email with a screenshot of their cancellation email. They said they had to refer it to their technical department to confirm when the cancellation was received so they could contact the hotel. I was instructed to send them an attachment of the email which they would provide to their technical department.
WTF? I have to send them a copy of their own cancellation confirmation attached as a file? Seems like they would have figured out by now to assign a cancellation confirmation number to all cancellations, unless of course, they are not accustomed to providing refunds for canceled reservations.
I initially booked a flight online with no issue. But when I had to change flight itineraries it became a disaster. I needed to change reservations/flights. So right off the bat I got hit with a $200 per ticket change fee! Then after 2 days, 4+ hours on the phone, being disconnected 4 times, making 3 different bookings, I got a new reservation.
The reason for the 3 bookings is they told me that each booking had an "error" in the system that caused them not to go through. That error was the inexperienced operator you have to deal with. My previous booking that I had to cancel was made into a credit that I could only use with Travelocity and I could only apply it by calling them. I tried 3 times to apply the credit, which the operator said it was applied, and all 3 times it wasn't. Until I got an operator that could speak English and understand what I needed. If you have to call them for any reason, expect a 1 hr call minimum. Absolutely the worst customer service EVER!!!
INTERNET -- I warn you, do not use Travelocity to book your vacation! I used this service assuming that booking an all-inclusive vacation through a company that had experience with travel and primary connections with hotels, airlines, and events would save me time and money. I made a huge mistake and hope you don't do the same. They are not just incompetent but deceitful as well, and the time you spend fixing the mistakes they make will not only ruin your vacation but will cost you money. If I had just spent a little time doing my homework before I gave them my credit card, I would have saved myself and my family a lot of grief.
Wow, where do I start? I booked a five-day stay in Las Vegas including flight, hotel, car and tickets for my family to see Blue Man Group and Cirque. My agent quoted me a price, which I paid before realizing that it was about $200 more than what I would have paid had I booked online. When I called them to point this out (the first of many long phone calls to India, I will add), they said they would check it out and issue a refund, which they later refused to issue, saying they could not find the cheaper price online I had mentioned. I got back online, took a screenshot of the lower price and sent it to them. They emailed back saying, "Sorry, case is closed." My first clue.
Once my family arrived in Vegas, we discovered that all the tickets we had purchased, I mean all of them, would have been cheaper (overall by hundreds of dollars) had we purchased them directly from the companies we were dealing with. More phone calls, more time with customer service in India and more money wasted. A lot of money, I will give you one example, but there are many. Travelocity sold us tickets to Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo hotel. When we arrived for the show, we were told that our Travelocity "dummy" tickets wouldn't scan in their machines so we would have to wait in line and exchange them for real tickets. Annoying, but oh well.
While in line, I discovered that the face price on our tickets was SIGNIFICANTLY higher than what the hotel was charging for them. I mean, $75 apiece higher! When I asked about this at the counter, the agent explained that Travelocity buys large blocks of tickets to their shows and then can charge whatever they want for them. They are basically ticket scalpers. Mind you, this event was not the return of The Beatles, it was an ordinary performance of BMG that happens every night.
There were good tickets available at the box office right up to the time of the show. I won't bore you with the details of my lengthy conversations with customer service trying to get explanations about this because other reviewers have already covered this in detail. Let me just say that all the complaints are pretty much what I encountered as well. I wasted huge amounts of time and money because I used Travelocity. All I can say is that if you book your vacation with them after reading these reviews, you are dumber than I am, and believe me, I feel pretty damn stupid right now.