How do I dispute a charge with Expedia?

If you noticed a charge from Expedia on your account that shouldn't be there, follow these steps to help get your hard earned money back a s quickly as possible

Jul 12, 2019

Expedia is a big online travel agency that helps you book your travel arrangements with car rentals, hotels, and airlines. But who can provide you with a refund when you have been charged wrongly? Should you deal with the travel provider directly? It depends on the nature of your situation. Nothing is more satisfying to an Expedia client than getting a bargain break. It can be a big disappointment when you notice that you have been charged a lot more than you bargained for. Expedia allows you to dispute a charge on your card and get a refund if you feel that you have been charged unfairly.

Expedia's Free Cancellation

Expedia allows you to make cancellations at no fees. You do not need to pay cancellation fees when changing or canceling most of your reservations.

Even though Expedia has a 'Free Cancellation' policy, you may need to pay a fee if the hotel charges a cancellation fee. Expedia's rules do not apply to hotels.

Getting a Refund for a Non-Refundable Ticket

If you notice that your card has been charged wrongly or your travel advisories change, you should contact your airline as soon as possible. They may help you refund your ticket. You may also contact your travel agent for help.

If you booked your ticket with the airline directly, you can contact them for help. Do not be worried if your ticket is non-refundable. It is still possible to get a refund. If you call Expedia, you will be connected to an agent who may help you.

If you have been charged wrongly, it is possible to cancel your reservation using your itinerary on Expedia. Ensure that you go through the rules and regulations of your hotel before attempting to cancel your reservation. You may not be eligible for a refund. If that is the case, you must contact the customer support team for help. You can find the rules and regulations at the bottom of your itinerary.

If the hotel charges cancellation fees, all the costs will be transferred to you. Some room types may be completely non-refundable. If that is the case and you were overcharged, Expedia may help you.

If you choose to make a cancellation, do it as soon as you notice that you were charged wrongly. Some hotels may charge you an extra fee if you make a late cancellation.

If you want a refund for a refundable hotel room, your request for a refund should be processed on the same day.

Your Rights When You Have Been Overcharged

You have certain rights if you have been overcharged on Expedia. Some of them include the following;

1. If a retailer overcharges your card, you have the right to ask for a refund.

2. If your retailer won't give you the refund you deserve, you have the right to file a complaint against them with the Trading Standards. The information you give your Trading Standards is likely to be shared with other organizations.

3. You are entitled to compensation that equals the amount you were overcharged. Your hotel or airline is under no obligation to give you anything more.

When reporting the problem, you must provide all the necessary details. Include paperwork that supports your claim. Some of the paperwork to provide includes; contracts, invoices, and bills. If you have made attempts to contact them, you may provide details of the conversations.

If you have contacted the customer support team of Expedia on phone and received no help, you need to be patient. You may also file a complaint through their email address. You should get a response within 48 hours.

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