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Community Level 5jonesri

jonesri

You won't believe how cheap it can be

AdvantagesFantastic deals, easy to use.

DisadvantagesDon't know where you are staying before you buy. You have to pay at the time of booking

"I first heard about this site from a review I read here on Ciao. When I decided to take a short break to London I decided to take a chance and give it a try. I couldn’t beat the price that I was offered, nor could I get anywhere near it so I am here to encourage you to try it too. ** Idea Behind The Site ** There are a lot of sites available on the Internet that offer cheap and discounted hotel rooms, but I have never come across one that works ..." Read review
15.09.2004

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Come on down. The price is right.

AdvantagesI got a really good deal - instant fan!

DisadvantagesTakes a bit of nerve!

"Whilst Annabella Marr may be the mother of Amanda's mother, Necessity is certainly the mother of bold experimentation. Allow me, if you will, to explain! Amanda's grandparents are about to celebrate 60 years of marriage and have invited us to join them in this happy occasion. There's a problem, though. They live in Aberdeenshire (Scotland) and we live in Kent (England). It's a long way to go for a few days. I promised Amanda I'd look into the ..." Read review
14.11.2002

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Community Level 3non_sense

non_sense

Great way to save money if you don't mind a gamble

AdvantagesSavings

DisadvantagesNo choice on hotel with name your own price, no refunds or changes

"Whilst priceline does allow you to make flight bookings and normal hotel reservations, I only use it for the "Name Your Own Price" functionality. The way it works is that you pick a city, an area in that city and a star rating. You then offer a price that you would like to pay for a hotel that matches the description. You have no idea of which hotels are available, so this kind of setup isn't for everyone! If your offer is accepted, you get ..." Read review
07.01.2009

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Community Level 1themanwho

themanwho

Flexibility equals cheap tickets

AdvantagesCheap tickets, 'name your own price'

DisadvantagesStrict no-change policy

"Priceline is a brand new concept in the UK. Customers actually name their own price for airline tickets, hotels and car hire. Can't be true surely? I mean how can they let us, the consumer name our own price? There has to be a catch? So - 'name your own price' - Yes, you do! I have used both the website (http://www.priceline.co.uk) and the customer service call centre (0800 074 5000) to get as much information on priceline as possible! Priceline ..." Read review
08.03.2001

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Community Level 3pookypop

pookypop

I wanna go.....NOW

AdvantagesFast and comprehensive service - pretty much idiot proof too

DisadvantagesOnce your price has been accepted there is no turning back!!!

"Yup, we've all seen the "amusing for the first three times only" adverts plastered on our tv screens. Those darling customers who really would settle for less if it meant a lower price - shame it's not like that in real life - Every flight I'm on there's always a nanny screaming at the hostess for her denture cream (in the bottom of her suitcase) or something equally important. But anyway - the website..... My mum and darling lil sister (the ..." Read review
01.06.2001

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Community Level 9LostWitness

LostWitness

George - get off the luggage trolley

AdvantagesCould get discounted tickets

DisadvantagesMight not be able to get discounted tickets

"...preferred price per ticket. 4 - priceline.co.uk then search for an airline that has tickets available and is willing to offer them to you at the preferred price. You are therefore not really able to "Name Your Own Price" - this is essentially a new method of haggling. The airlines are not obliged to accept any offers, nor are there any guarantees that a flight will be available. The website indicates that through "reasonable" offers you can save ..." Read review
18.01.2001

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Community Level 4NATI

NATI

It really is that cheap

AdvantagesEasy to follow, hopefully cheap!

DisadvantagesTime consuming

"Yes, you've seen the adverts, the people sitting on each other's laps on the plane, the guy wrestling with the cleaner for the mop, the family trying to get into the wreck of the car instead of the stunning motor they have hired... Well, I'm afraid I have fallen for the advertising gimmics yet again. I have just been to the priceline website, complete with credit card to buy my plane ticket home for Easter! Doh! The site is one of the easiest ..." Read review
12.03.2001

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Community Level 3Kram_Eniar...

Kram_Eniarrol

Fly anywhere at your own price

AdvantagesCheap - at the cost you want

DisadvantagesNone

"HOW? THERE MUST BE A CATCH? I DON'T BELIEVE IT! - Are they the thoughts that spring to mind when you here someone say you can fly anywhere in the world on reconised airlines for any price you want? YES - thought so! WELL STOP! I flew to Toronto for £51.70 from London. Not bad! and the Belfast from London for £15.25! Not bad at all SO HOW DOES IT WORK? Good question - basically, these airlines fly all over the world with empty seats on their ..." Read review
15.03.2001

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Community Level 2hooville

hooville

Excellent idea, well executed

AdvantagesFast, efficient, great value

DisadvantagesCommitted to buying once you input your details

"I was initially pretty apprehensive about Priceline. I was used to buying airline tickets over the web, but always had the option to surf until I found the best deal and then could make absolutely sure that the tickets were what I was looking for before committing to them. So when I heard about Priceline and the fact that I would need to input all of my credit card details and commit to buying the tickets before even knowing the route or the times, ..." Read review
06.03.2001

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Community Level 2Baccione

Baccione

Flexibilty is the key to success

AdvantagesYou see a tangible saving

DisadvantagesYou have to be very flexible on when you want to travel.

"Thats right you can name your own price for tickets and fly with the top airlines. So, you are thinking wheres the catch? And you would be justified to do so. In my experience theres is not one. I would recommend using Priceline if you are flexible with when you want to fly and where you want to go to not forgetting how many connections you want to make. I flew to Los Angeles but I had to make a connection in Canada. I paid alot less than a direct ..." Read review
08.10.2001

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Community Level 1fhayner

fhayner

Even better than before

AdvantagesExcellent prices, needs web expertise of small furry animal

DisadvantagesRequires price research, a little travel flexibility helps

"Extremely easy to use and the updated site is better still. I confess that I really love this site. What a rush when you bid some outrageously low amount and it is accepted by an airline! I used www.priceline.co.uk last year. £7 a day car rental in Spain, flights costing £62.00, high season, (although we did change in Madrid)! My handy hints are research your prices online and make a couple of calls to travel agents. Start your bidding at ..." Read review
16.04.2002

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Community Level 2Sarajc

Sarajc

Good if you're flexible...

AdvantagesGreat prices

DisadvantagesCan't specify what time you fly

"I've used Priceline a couple of times before and was very happy with the service. But my latest experience with them took a bit of shine off of their so-called halo (if that's the right expression). I recently booked tickets to Barcelona for the last Bank Holiday weekend. Since you can't specify what time you fly, I decided to say I would fly out on the Saturday and return on the Monday. Based on my past experience, Priceline have been very good about ..." Read review
15.05.2001

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Community Level 1itsgoodtot...

Quick review of priceline.co.uk

"Not impressed with Priceline at all! Booked a hotel in London for April 2008 and the Priceline cost was literally only a couple of pounds cheaper than dealing with the hotel directly. Once Priceline's 'Tax & Service Fees' were added on to the bill, I was paying almost £12 more than if I had made the booking with the hotel myself. That was annoying - but what was worse was my experience of their customer service. In the end I called a number in the States where the agent tried to be 'helpful' but all she could do was refer me to the terms and conditions on the site. If I can help it, I wont be using Priceline again.
04.06.2008

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