Expert Expedia Review 2018

Review top Travel Sites to find the best deals on flights, car rentals, hotels, and vacation packages.

Overview

The Expedia travel site provides an all-in-one service to plan your business and leisure travel, offering member benefits, price alerts, and excellent customer support. You can access Expedia from your computer or mobile device. Their site offers deals on flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and bundle deals. Meanwhile, a membership unlocks exclusive deals and VIP benefits to redeem points for travel.

Features

You can join Expedia for free. They offer easy sign up through your Google or Facebook account. You can access your account from your desktop or mobile app available on iOS and Android devices. From your Expedia account, you can view saved trips, upload frequent flyer memberships, save flight preferences, upload passport information or save payment methods. With all this information store, you can save time when booking. You can also set up email alerts for upcoming trips.

Expedia also offers flight insurance that you can purchase for extra in case you miss your flight because of a death in the family, illness, etc. This can save you a lot of money should you need to cancel your flight.

The Expedia awards program allows members to redeem points for travel and earn benefits for using their service. Expedia also has its own credit cards with Citi bank awarding outstanding VIP travel benefits.

Search Options

The Expedia travel site includes searches for hotels, flights, car rental, cruises, bundle deals, and travel packages. You can adjust your search according to price range, dates, nearby airports, one-way, multi-city, non-stop, airline, cabin class, and so forth. On the downside, you cannot search flexible dates (+/- 3 days, for example). This means you need to manually check different dates within the same period of time to find the best deals since rates can change according to the dates.

Ease of Use

Expedia offers an easy to use search engine for searching and booking trips, hotels, vacation rentals, car rentals, and so on. From the search page, you can look up the destination with travel dates. Expedia hosts a convenient accounts page which organizes your search history, saved trips, and other account information to save time searching for travel deals. On the down side, Expedia does not offer a flexible dates option (which can get you better deals).

Customer Support

Expedia boasts exceptional customer support and actively assists customers especially when they need urgent help with travel plans. Expedia’s online help center makes it easy to find specific answers to your questions or get in touch with the proper support agent. You can contact Expedia by filling in an online contact form or by phone.

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Pros
  • Excellent support
  • Travel insurance
  • Rewards program
Cons
  • No flexible dates search
Bottom Line
With outstanding service & VIP benefits, Expedia provides incentives for travelers plus flight, hotel, & vacation deals.
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