Am I the Only one Who Thinks is Terrible?

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Am I the Only one Who Thinks is Terrible?, worst booking sitesI travel quite a bit and the time spent in airports, rental cars and cheap hotel rooms is adding up.  With that, I’ve realized that I’ve become a bit of a travel snob.  I just get angry when things don’t go the way they are supposed to and whatever patience I used to have is gone for people that just don’t get it when you are trying to get somewhere, check into your room, get your car or whatever.  My most recent experience where I nearly had a nuclear melt down traveling was with  I must say that I thoroughly enjoy their commercials, the captain obvious guy is well done and usually gets an “inside chuckle” from me in most cases.  I also admit, I’m not the most tech savvy guy, but I generally can figure out how to turn on my phone and type a word document….so should make sense for me.  I’ve had good luck with the site up until 2016 where it seems that the team has recently taken up smoking crack at lunch.

It started with me booking a hotel in New Hampshire where the “auto find” map booked a room for me conveniently 2.5 hours away from where I was.  By the time I realized this, it was midnight and I nearly had to sleep in a parking garage.  Second issue was in Houston, Texas where I admit, it was a $50 hotel, not the best one on the list, but when I arrived to the hotel at 10:30pm after a long day of meetings, the doors were literally chained shut with a sign saying hotel is closed.  I called and had to explain the situation to 4 or 5 friendly people who live somewhere in Asia I’m guessing who all asked the same questions and went through the same script.  The last friendly Asian received a thorough and complete verbal beating which lasted for five minutes.  It took a full week to get a refund for the hotel room to a hotel that was completely shut down.  I have sworn off for the foreseeable future and now if I can only figure out how to get the app button off my phone I will never even think about the site again when booking travel.

My suggestion to you, if you travel and if you use the Internet…..avoid if you can, the problem I’ve found, like a bad ex-girlfriend, once you get hooked, it’s hard to stop using the darn thing.  Don’t go there, it’s not worth it.

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Hillary Hicks
Hillary Hicks is a journalist who focuses on issues that are relevant, speaks to the point and doesn’t hold back from saying it how it is. Someone who doesn’t make a lot of money, doesn’t have any real agenda and certainly sees the world through a slightly jaded perspective. He speaks for people who most of the time don’t say anything, just look at the ground, accept a poor experience and sigh internally that things just didn’t go their way that day….again. Hillary wants to hear from you and wants your help creating a voice of reason and exploration into why some services, businesses and people just don’t seem to care about their customer’s experience. And every once and a while, just maybe….when a good experience happens, we can tell people about that also.
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