VIP Subscribing Member
- Jun 14, 2002
- Reaction score
- Middle Tennessee
Hotels too - if they’re overbooked or have some other issue, there’s a priority list and third-party bookings have lower priority (get bumped quicker) than direct bookings. But I think you can offset that by being in their membership club, that will at least give you priority over non-members who have also third-party booked.
I travel quite a bit and never use third-party booking for air, car, or hotels. But either way, I always join the membership club even if it’s my first time with that particular vendor.
The more I read about this the more I feel my wife and I always get lucky or have been lucky. We always use third party for hotels. Never a single problem. (In the US) The one time we did have a problem was at a resort in ?? but that was direct booked. Was also resolved with an upgrade. My wife does make sure we are a member everywhere though so maybe that’s it.