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    OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    My wife has been trying to book a trip all night, and the first time she tries it the price goes down. Then she tries again and it says her credit card info is incorrect and I know that can't be the case because she probably tried doing it like 10 times tonight. She called Customer Service and they said they were putting it in correctly.

    Then she'll try to pull it up again and the offer disappears. If you clear the cookies the offer is there again.

    Is that just a total scam to get people there? She's really frustrated right now.



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    I think I used it before, but it was a few years back. I don't think I had any problems, but things do change.



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    I use it regularly. It's legit.



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    Used it many times for hotels, a few times for rental cars, and once many years ago for a flight. Never had an issue.


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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    I have used it a lot. No problems at all.



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    I've tried them, Travelocity, etc. a couple of times. Every time I've got the same or better rates by calling the hotel directly.



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    The only thing about using Hotwire for hotels is that there's no guarantee you'll get a room preference -- ie non-smoking. Ran into that this spring. Otherwise, got a good rate...



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    Yeah Hotwire hotels you're not really sure what you get if you take their special deal or whatever, but we've scored some sweet deals. Last year we got a room in the tall tower of the Millennium Hotel in STL that faced directly into Busch Stadium for $68/night. Got to see the Cards workout on an off day from the hotel and the next night were sitting in the stadium watching a game. A few weeks ago we stayed at a newly re-opened/refurnished hotel near MoA in the Twin Cities (4-star hotel I think) for $73/night.

    It's kinda hit or miss with the deals, but we've never had problems with Credit Cards or any of that stuff.



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    Re: OT: Anybody ever use Hotwire?

    I'm a Kayak(tm) man, through and through.

    I especially like putting a notification on a certain set of dates and then they tell me when the prices move.


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