Travelation is an online source to find low prices on travel accommodations including flights, hotel rooms, car rentals and cruises. They have tons of available itineraries for destinations to cities within the United States as well as many popular international locations. Using their site search capabilities you can compare prices of viable options in order to pick the best one. Travelation’s site is there to save you time and money on your search affordable travel plans.
Travelation is able to offer low prices to their customers because of their direct networks with companies who afford them with special pricing. They have built relations with airline carriers, hotel chains, car rental companies and cruise lines and have thus gained an advantage over their competitors.
With their low price guarantee they ensure that you are receiving the best deal for your trip. If you find a lower price within 24 hours of booking the reservation they will work with you to rebook the trip at the lower rate or refund the difference. Payment for any travel plans made through their site must be made in the form of a credit or debit card.
A number of resources and tools are accessible on their site for your convenience. There is an array of information covering many topics pertaining to travel. You can find a list of airport regulations, the documents you will need for international travel and helpful tips for traveling with an infant. Other information includes circumstantial issues or potential problems that you could encounter while traveling.
There are no refunds for airfare booked through their site. If you use another travel company that offers this option, usually for an additional fee, it is a comfort knowing you to cancel your trip at any time and obtain a refund.
They also list prices at lower rates and then show you another one as you proceed to checkout. They have many fees that are added to their low prices and they do not display them clearly to you until you have almost completed the transaction.
Sometimes they show tickets are available for purchase when they actually no longer exist. That is when they try to get you to buy another ticket at a higher price, this is also known as a “bait and switch” tactic.
In addition, the Travelation low price guarantee has too many restrictions and is only good for 24 hours from the time of your purchase. With the long list of restrictions and guidelines that is used to determine if you are eligible for a price adjustment, it is almost impossible to qualify for one.
Online reviews for different travel companies in addition to Travelation should be considered before making any travel arrangements. After reading through reviews, it will be clear which of them have displayed good business practices and are reputable and those who have had less than favorable ratings.
12 ‘Travelation.com’ Reviews
Travelation will advertise a super low price, then tell you they made the reservation...but they did not. As the date of your flight closes, you will figure out you do not have a ticket. After endless phone calls, they will try and charge you a higher price, or a change fee...classic bait and switch. Do not be fooled by positive reviews, obviously posted by travelation. If it is too good to be true, it is...if you value your money, stick with the more established agencies or directly with the airline. You are warned!
Their trick is the following: you book the flights on their online toll and confirm that the information is correct and then you purchase the tickets. They send you a confirmation email with the reservation number with the wrong dates. So you have to call to make the change and they charge you a super-high fee for making the change. It is the most deceitful system. Also, costumer service is a boiler room in India, with the most incapable agents, that pretend not to understand what the problem was in the first place.
As others have said, you can't buy the ticket online for the quoted price. You are referred to a travel agency that quotes about $100 more. I was desperate for a ticket due to having to get to a funeral in NYC, never booked on line last minute before and wound up spending $30 more than the online price, only because I told them the highest price I was willing to pay. What has travel come to?
Please don"t trust in this company they over charge me.
I booked tickets from this website and they charged me extra. I will definitely not suggest.
On 10/2/14, I tried to book a flight on their website, but when I was about to pay, it was no longer available, so I chatted with someone online. At the end she gave me a link to book the flight at a higher price, but still was cheaper then other deals I've found.
Immediately I received an email saying that I should get a confirmation email within 24 hours, which I didn't receive, so I called them and asked, they then sent the confirmation email to me, and it even has a link to see my flight details, all seemed set.
On 10/7/14, I checked my credit card, but found no related transaction, so I called them again. I was told the price went up, so I need to spend $150 more to book the same flight! While on the phone with them I was also checking online to see if I can find other deals.
(The round trip flights I booked with them have 1 stop each way, and I found something better: non-stop flights for only $50 more.)
They insisted that I either need to pay more or change my travel dates. No longer want to deal with them, I asked to cancel my booking, and they said if I do that the airline would charge me cancellation fee. Of course I refused to pay any fee, and told them that I found another flight that's way better, they said they were willing to book that same flight at the matching price. BUT, they also wanted to charge me $15 service fee. I thought it was so ridiculous, why should I pay for their mistake? So I insisted that they cancel my flights, and that person said to me with a rude attitude "Ok ma'am you go ahead and do that!" And immediately he hung up on me!
So the lesson is never to trust this company! If I hadn't checked my credit card transaction, I would probably show up at the airline counter and found out that I can't get on the flight because my booking was never existent! Later I went and searched other user reviews, and there were plenty of people who had this happened on them!
And as for the cancellation fee, that was totally a lie. Since I never paid and my booking was never confirmed, there was no ticket issued at all. After certain number of days, the airline would simply cancel that booking, to open up the spots to other travelers.
I really thank God that I found this out early and was able to book another flight, otherwise not only my travel plans will be ruined, I would loose a job that means a lot to me.
I booked 4 RT tickets to go overseas. The price quoted was fair to good. We were booked on Alaska air and KAL. I paid Travelation via credit card. I received booking confirmation from Travelation .
A few days after booking and travelation conformation I contacted both airlines to arrange our seating. Both Alaska air and Korean air tole me the had received reservation but tickets had not been payed for by travelation . I called travelation and was told that all would be taken care of. The next day I contacted both airlines and was tole the reservations had been canceled by travelation. In contacting the travelation customer care phone# ( boiler room in India} I was told the reason for cancellation was that the tickets at that price had been sold out. I contacted credit card co and canceled payment. Re-booked same flights on kyak travel for $7.00 less and no fee. Never received cancellation notice from Travelation. How they stay in business is a mystery . Kyak has my business from now on.
I was looking for an urgent flight to Boston to see my mom who was admitted in hospital. I searched many sites but could not find a flight at my departure time. Then I came through this site travelation. I saw some very good discounts and I called them. The customercare guy was very helpful and polite. When i told him about my problem, he got me flight with the cheapest price within minutes . I am very happy with their service. I am really thankful to travelation.