Travel tips

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Registered: 06-06-2001
Travel tips
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Sat, 11-09-2013 - 11:31am

I travel for work usually every week and am often in several cities in one week, which means lots of flying for me; so, I often read up on travel tips and changes in the airline industry. With the holidays getting closer, I'm sure many of you will be traveling, too, if you don't already do so like me. I found the article, 12 tips to survive holiday travel, online at my local newspaper site, http://www.denverpost.com/ci_24483782/12-tips-help-survive-holiday-travel. Check it out for some good advice! Good luck with any of your customer service encounters, too, but don't be afraid to ask for what you want, in a poilite way! :)

Other holiday and travel tips at iVillage.com:

Holiday Cutbacks? http://www.ivillage.com/holiday-cutbacks/6-b-140736

Flying with a Baby or Toddler? How to Sail through Security and Prevent In-Flight Fuss http://www.ivillage.com/tips-flying-toddler-or-baby/6-b-140502

Bedbugs in the Airport? http://www.ivillage.com/bedbugs-airport/4-h-321882

Holiday DYK http://www.ivillage.com/forums/comment/119811041#comment-119811041

 

Liz


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Registered: 06-06-2001
In reply to: lizmvr
Thu, 11-14-2013 - 12:40pm

I have needed to take my own advice a couple times this week already. Ugh. I have had to call customer service twice, once because a hotel was totally unwelcoming and dingy, and a second time because of being overcharged. Both times, I was thanked for telling them of issues at each location, but the customer service rep stopped there. While I'm not unhappy that hopefully issues will be addressed before another customer has a less than stellar experience, I also want to be considered when something hasn't met expectations. I'm doing the businesses a service by telling them how their prospective customers, the market they are trying to reach, likely see their businesses, and I think my time and effort in reaching out to customer service departments should be appreciated, too. So, yes, it seems, now more than even a year ago, that it's important to ensure that you ask for compensation or reimbursement if you feel it's owed to you, and I'm not above threatening to take my business elsewhere if I'm not served well.

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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Community Leader
Registered: 06-06-2001
In reply to: lizmvr
Mon, 11-18-2013 - 10:31am

Geez! On Saturday, I got my hotel folio with additional amenity charges under the door of my room in the morning. I noticed a $44 and change charge for something that I didn't recognize. I realize that I will be reimbursed for some amenities during work travel, but I still don't like being charged for something I didn't use! So, I called the receptionist who initially told me there was nothing she could do till hours later when other staff arrived, but then she directed me to visit the front desk, where the charge was promptly removed. Moral of the story: Pay attention to the bills you get! You don't want to be stuck with someone else's purchases this holiday season!

More money saving and travel posts:

reward credit cards http://www.ivillage.com/forums/comment/119816164#comment-119816164

Speaking of Money http://www.ivillage.com/forums/comment/119841766#comment-119841766

Have a good week!

Liz


Clinical Research Associate


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