Travelocity Complaint - DON'T EVER USE TRAVELOCITY....EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
I had booked airline tickets to fly from Indianapolis to Norfolk, VA and return. Although my return dates were flexible, I absolutely had to be in Norfolk by 9:00 AM on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. So, I booked for the day prior to allow myself extra time for weather delays, etc.
And, as luck would have it, weather did cause severe delays and cancellations all weekend long. My flight connection in Newark, NJ was going to be missed, so I called Travelocity and explained the situation. They said to "work it out with the airline"; so, I did. Next the whole flight got canceled, so again I called Travelocity and was told, "work it out with the airline"; so, I did. Continental put me on a US Air flight going to another nearby city (Greenville, NC).
Later that evening, that flight was canceled, too and it was announced that no other bookings would be issued until the following day. I was also told that the earliest time I would get to Norfolk, or Greenville, would be after 9:30 AM the following morning, which was too late for my appointment. So, I called Travelocity to get my money refunded to me only to find they had already canceled my reservation and confirmation number.
Travelocity said they were not responsible for weather delays and cancellations and that all ticket sales are non-refundable. I reminded them that that stipulation was only valid if I canceled my own reservation, which I did not do. Then, they told me it was the airline's issue and I would have to get my refund from them. I tried that, but Continental said I purchased the ticket from Travelocity, so the refund was their burden.
I called Travelocity back and they again, told me to work out any refund with the airline. So, I asked them to re-book me on a another flight, then. Their response was that because my reservation had been canceled, I would have to pay a new booking fee, which would amount to almost $1500, even though THEY were the ones who canceled my reservation, unbeknownst to me!
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