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Consumer Complaints

BBB Accredited Business since 10/1/2000

Expedia Inc

(425) 564-7200

Customer Complaints Summary

3428 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1625 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 528
Billing/Collection Issues 414
Delivery Issues 36
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 251
Problems with Product/Service 2199
Total Closed Complaints 3428

Additional Complaint Information

On April 19, 2012, BBB recognized a pattern of complaints from consumers alleging advertising, billing and refund issues as well as customer service concerns. Consumers allege when booking hotels online through Expedia Inc's Web site, there is a discrepancy between what they receive at check-in versus what was advertised online. Consumers also claim if there is an issue with airline travel arrangements that requires a request for refund, they experience issues with obtaining the funds from the company. Additionally, consumers allege when they call the company, they experience extended hold times and dropped calls, or the company fails to return calls as promised.

Expedia is working with BBB in an effort to eliminate the underlying cause of the pattern of complaints. BBB encourages consumers to read all terms and conditions before purchasing products or services.

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

BBB letter grades represent the BBB's opinion of the business. The BBB grade is based on BBB file information about the business. In some cases, a business' grade may be lowered if the BBB does not have sufficient information about the business despite BBB requests for that information from the business.

BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.