|By Rich Penksa (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 8:16 pm:|
I recently ran a search for airfares on ORBITZ to Bonaire. They still listed connections via DCA. I wrote them & said that I had heard they weren't going to be flying any more. Here is the response:
|By Jake Richter (Moderator - Post #5188) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:31 pm:|
Did you send them a copy of the link to the article in Amigoe about them ceasing operations? :-)
|By Rich Penksa (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 10:47 pm:|
No I didn't. I think their aware of it and still trying to get sales on a know defunct airline. I assumed as much when I saw that my searches still has DCA connections. Thanks to this board I will not be suckered! You would think that after I told them I knew DCA was done that they would have found something out. Buyer beware!
|By Glen Reem (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1882) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 9:25 am:|
Of course, it is just possible that Orbitz is waiting on an official notice from DCA and that DCA is just disorganized, slow, or whatever enough that they have not sent such a notification. History would show that buyers had best beware of DCA.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #182) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 9:46 am:|
The official DCA announcement says that for the moment they will continue some local flights ... but honestly, even that I would not take.... the week end flights to Bonaire: scheduled arrival 8 am --- they came at 2.30 pm !!! and I think they had 1 more flight late in the evening !! The flight to Caracas on Saturday was cancelled, they did fly with a delay on Sunday ....
|By Brian (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #683) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 2:27 pm:|
We saw two different DCA flights departing from Curacao on Saturday afternoon. There was also about 20 people waving tickets at the DCA connections desk as we passed through. Too risky for me.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #183) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 3:57 pm:|
St.Maarten Daily Herald from today
|By Linda Stoltzfus (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #341) on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 11:17 pm:|
Buyer Beware..... of third party merchants...Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, etc.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #185) on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 7:23 am:|
In all news papers today:
|By George Blanchard (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 3:24 pm:|
I have been an Orbitz customer for years and until recently received good service and value. However, I double checked their rates for roundtrip air from Atlanta to Portland in June and found a much better rate from Delta themselves. Also, I too noted they are still advertising DCA flights from Curacao to Bonaire. I have cancelled mine and have new reservation with BonairExel. Orbitz has not responded to my inquiry about their DCA listings. I think they may have grown past their usual personal service and value.
|By George Blanchard (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 9:29 pm:|
I just received my response from Tony at Orbitz. He said the problem is that the airlines do the posting to the Orbitz site and DCA is therefore, responsible. I seriously question this response and if that is the case; where is Orbitz responsibility for false information. Again, another instance of buyer beware.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #194) on Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 8:19 am:|
There are lots of web sites with strange information. There are even Travel sites showing still the Sunset Beach hotel!!!
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