Travel Agency Takes Toys On Vacation For Owners Too Sick To Go Themselves

Travel Agency Takes Toys On Vacation For Owners Too Sick To Go Themselves

And now, a gentle tug on you heart strings to finish out the day. Are you ready? Okay: There’s a travel agency in Japan that brings stuffed animals and other treasured toys on vacation when their owners are too sick to travel, so they can experience far-flung destinations vicariously. And… cue heart string tugging. [More]

Allegiant Refunds Vegas Traveler For Hotel Bumping

Allegiant Refunds Vegas Traveler For Hotel Bumping

Blogger Krystalatwork complained she was bumped from Harrah’s on a Vegas trip and had to stay at Flamingo, then was promised a refund that was slow in coming. [More]

Expedia Drops Fee For Booking By Phone

Expedia Drops Fee For Booking By Phone

This morning, travel service Expedia announced it will abandon its book by phone fee, which it first implemented last May. This makes it the only major online travel agency to not ding customers with a fee for booking flights over the phone, notes consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott.

Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia Suspend Airline Booking Fees

Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia Suspend Airline Booking Fees

If you’ve been avoiding the big travel websites because of their booking fees, you might want to reconsider. Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia have all stopped charging airline booking fees until May 31.