Using Expedia may save a few bucks, but it lowers your status to one step above baggage.
Just a quick whine — and a warning for people booking flights with services such as Expedia.
I booked a round trip flight more than 10 days ago. One leg was a non-stop on Continental. The other was a flight with a plane change on American.
Although Expedia allowed me to see the available seats on my Continental flight, it would not allow me to choose one. Each time I tried, it ignored my selection and said I had to get my seat when I checked in.
This evening, I checked in. Still no seat assignment.
I called the airline. Although there had been at least 10 window seats available when I booked the flight and as recently as four days ago, I was offered a choice between two middle seats. And that’s what I’m stuck with: a middle seat.
Airline travel already sucks. Who the hell wants to be stuck on a plane for 4-1/2 hours in a middle seat? Not me.
Lesson learned: Don’t book on Expedia. Don’t buy a ticket unless you can get your seat assignment when booking.