Losing money on the internet

@aureliah (19454)
Kenya
September 25, 2017 9:33am CST
Well, 2 weeks ago, I was planning a trip to Bangkok and I booked and paid for my hotel believing that I would get my visa on time. This is not the first time I'm making that trip. The person that was supposed to pick the visa failed me and she did not do so on time. Poor me I could only get the visa 3 days later since it was the weekend. Checking to change my hotel accommodation, it was non-changeable and non-refundable. I lost my money like that. We need to be very careful with the internet although it is one of the best things that I can boast having access to today.
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
25 Sep 17
We lost money online when we wanted to change our return ticket from Cyprus back to Washington DC, the Turkish airline told us it was non refundable and that we weren't allowed to pay a minimal fee of change in ticket. We ended up buying another return ticket which was VERY expensive.
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@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
25 Sep 17
So sorry. I'm in the travel industry and I know how this feels. It is always advisable to check on the rules before making payments. It helps.
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@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
25 Sep 17
@aureliah Yes you are right. Something came up and we had to extend our stay, so we thought we could just pay a little fee and have the date changed. Will NEVER take that airline again.
@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
@Lizirazo Imagine it is not about the airline. It is about you checking on the rules of your reservation before making payment so that you know what to expect.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
Which country are you?
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@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
I'm in Kenya.
• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Sep 17
@aureliah Bangkok is where?
@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha The capital city of Thailand.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
26 Sep 17
Oh sorry to hear that. If we don't make a advance booking, there may be less felicities. And last time booking is also risky
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@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
yes since you get to pay higher rates. Advance bookings are always recommended.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
26 Sep 17
@aureliah Yes flight tickets also are the same manner.
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@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
@shshiju Flights and hotel bookings are very sensitive. I have learnt with time.
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@just4him (128813)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Sep 17
It's best to have the Visa in hand before booking anything that is non-refundable.
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@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
26 Sep 17
For anything non-refundable and non-changeable, you need to be sure about your dates and timings.
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@just4him (128813)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Sep 17
@aureliah Yes, but more important that you have your Visa before you book anything.
@youless (94336)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Sep 17
I am so sorry to hear that. This is why it is risky to book a plane and hotel early. But I can understand it. The price will be better if you can arrange all of these earlier. Sometimes I am also worried whether my trip can go without problems since I booked everything earlier.
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@stbrians (15899)
• Kakamega, Kenya
26 Sep 17
Yeah