News notes from around the interweb:
- Booking.com cancelled a couple’s New Years hotel booking the day prior to check-in. They got mugged. Booking.com rebooked the woman and her boyfriend elsewhere, reserving “a single bunk in a women-only dormitory.” It all comes back to Jerry Seinfeld,
- I’m a long-time opponent of the death penalty. But then I saw this:
I fly a lot and this, by far, is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen on a plane. Bringing #antibacterialwipes. Where’s @NaomiCampbell when you need her inflight wipe down advice? #Delta #frequentflyer 🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮 pic.twitter.com/kGR2D7hDa7
— Erik Olvera (@JErikOlvera) January 1, 2020
- Etihad and IndiGo may be interested in taking over Air India
- Tucson man recalls covert career at Marana air field He supported CIA flights without even knowing it.
- American AAdvantage accidentally gave a bunch of people extra systemwide upgrades Don’t spend ’em if you didn’t earn them. American has a history of not collecting systemwides properly (usually when upgrades clear at the airport) and auditing accounts up to a year later demanding payment. I’ve found they ask for 25,000 miles plus cash co-pay if you don’t have systemwides for them to deduct, though they seem to settle for just the miles.
seems like some got 4, some got 2, obviously some/most got zero. And then some seem to have had them removed already as if they were redeemed.
— JonNYC (@xJonNYC) January 2, 2020
booking.com was happy to take a friend’s money and book them in a closed hotel. then booking.com wouldn’t refund the money telling my friend to take it up with the hotel (that was closed.)
why on earth do people use booking.com or any other OTA?
We get it Gary, you have a foot phobia. Its AMAZING how much this plays on social media. As long as the feet are clean, theres no issue here.
Comparing that to the death penalty… Don’t be so crass
While I lack your foot issues, that was some exceedingly repulsive stuff. The death penalty statement is obviously hyperbole but making the person lick the screen before it’s thoroughly sanitized would seem a fair punishment for such publicly disgusting behavior.
Why would anyone book a hotel through Booking.com? Book through the hotel’s website or a better OTA (if the price is better through the OTA). Booking.com is known as “the budget OTA” in many parts of the world.
I only use them for vacation rentals, and only book those with a score of 8.5+ and 50+ reviews (taking into consideration what the reviews say, of course). I’ve booked a couple dozen so far and have never had a problem.
This could be a side-effect of Booking’s inflation of review scores, where a 2-star review elsewhere would be something like a 5-6/10 on their site. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to get a score below 4.