09
Mar
2010

Priceline has rolled out two new short-term features: A searchable display of winning bids for their Name Your Own Price hotel product, and an increased payout on its best-rate guarantee. Both are visible on the same page of their site, called the...

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Categorized in: hotels, Priceline

A few weeks ago, I made an embarrassing mistake: I goofed up a prepaid, non-refundable Priceline hotel reservation. I entered the wrong dates. But thanks to a helpful agent at the hotel, “unchangeable” really wasn’t. I’m no...

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Categorized in: hotels, Priceline

The online travel agency battle royale is on. Just a few days after Travelocity and Expedia eliminated their booking fees for airline tickets, Priceline, the first agency to cut the fee, is fighting back with some copycatting of its own. The agency...

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Categorized in: airfare, Priceline
17
Mar
2009

Today, Travelocity dropped its booking fee for airline tickets. A week ago, Expedia did the same. Both agencies are promising that the fees will be on hiatus until May 31, 2009. But bringing the charge back may be tough: Back in 2007, Priceline...

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Downgraded: Uses of college budgets I know that baggage fees suck, but is refunding students who fly back to school their $15 or $25 baggage fees really the best use of college funds? Downgraded: “Fakeproof” passports I love stories...

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13
Nov
2007

I admit, I’m a sucker for the Shatner ads for Priceline. His over-the-top self-mocking is pitch-perfect. But beyond the Shat, there’s great news on the booking fee front courtesy of the firm he hawks. Priceline has...

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Categorized in: airlines, fare search, Priceline