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huckster 09-05-2012 02:29 PM

hope it is ok to post this rant..
 
we finally broke down and decieded to forgo wdw for a trip to Universal /IOA
everytime i need to change i get charged a fee long before my pay off date 9 even though it was paid off the day i booked , Now i called to have bill sent to me by regular mail (as my printer died) and the will charge me 15.00 just to mail it out , REALLY i am so sorry i choose to change from WDW to late to cancel now it will cost me..

damo 09-05-2012 02:32 PM

That's because you booked a package through the travel agency. Their change fees are the main reason we suggest booking your stuff separately through Loews and buying your tickets through undercovertourist.com or directly through universalorlando.com

You've really got to read the find print when you book through an agency.

Booking directly through Loews would allow you to make any changes free of charge until 5 days before you leave.

huckster 09-05-2012 02:41 PM

no i booked thru Universal no travel agent never ever use them for anything


Dear TAMARA xxxx,
Thank you for taking the time to book this vacation. This email is to notify you of the items selected. Pricing and availability are subject to change until deposit is received. To confirm this reservation, please make your deposit as outlined below. For complete Terms and Conditions please visit http://www.univacations.com/misc/termcon.asp.
If you would like to view your reservation or make payments online, please visit www.universalorlandovacations.com and use the "View Your Reservation" link at the bottom of the page.

damo 09-05-2012 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by huckster (Post 46059116)
no i booked thru Universal no travel agent never ever use them for anything


Dear TAMARA xxxx,
Thank you for taking the time to book this vacation. This email is to notify you of the items selected. Pricing and availability are subject to change until deposit is received. To confirm this reservation, please make your deposit as outlined below. For complete Terms and Conditions please visit http://www.univacations.com/misc/termcon.asp.
If you would like to view your reservation or make payments online, please visit www.universalorlandovacations.com and use the "View Your Reservation" link at the bottom of the page.

Universal Vacations is a travel agency.

They state that there will be charges for changes made after a certain date.

Revision Fees:
Once deposit and/or full payment is received, a $50 revision fee per transaction, plus any applicable services fees or price increases, will be assessed for any changes made to the reservation including, but not limited to, dates, air carrier, hotel, and ground transportation. If your vacation includes airline reservations, air change fees apply, plus a $50 per reservation revision fee and any other fees or price increases imposed by the airline will be charged. Fees are non-refundable. Certain types of airline reservation changes, including name changes, are prohibited based upon restrictions imposed by the carrier.

huckster 09-05-2012 03:11 PM

ok so i went to universal home page and booked rith thru their web site and thats a travel agent? i am confused when i go to disney dot com site they are disney not a travel agent? i am really confused??:confused3
where i went.... please visit www.universalorlandovacations.com and use the "View Your Reservation" link at the

damo 09-05-2012 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by huckster (Post 46059456)
ok so i went to universal home page and booked rith thru their web site and thats a travel agent? i am confused when i go to disney dot com site they are disney not a travel agent? i am really confused??:confused3

Disney runs their own hotels. Universal does not. So Disney can have you book everything at one time. Loews hotels runs the onsite hotels at Universal but has nothing to do with tickets and such, so you can book through them if you are just booking the hotel or use the Universal travel agency to book a package.

To be fair, the change fee policy is stated when you book.

huckster 09-05-2012 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damo (Post 46058997)
That's because you booked a package through the travel agency. Their change fees are the main reason we suggest booking your stuff separately through Loews and buying your tickets through undercovertourist.com or directly through universalorlando.com

You've really got to read the find print when you book through an agency.

Booking directly through Loews would allow you to make any changes free of charge until 5 days before you leave.

disnt that the same site? that you said?
universalorlando.com thats where i went ? sorry i am so confused ..

damo 09-05-2012 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by huckster (Post 46059525)
disnt that the same site? that you said?
universalorlando.com thats where i went ? sorry i am so confused ..

Yes, universalorlando.com to buy tickets. Loews hotels to book the hotel.

The problem has arisen because you have booked a package. The hotel needs to be booked through Loews and the tickets need to be booked through Universal. So the travel agency does the running around and booked everything separately for you.

That is why they charge the change fee.

At Disney, it is just one large company that can do everything at one time.

huckster 09-05-2012 03:25 PM

thanks i understand they are two different , but but i thought it said if you book thru universalorlando.com, that it would not be a problem didnt i understand that there is nowwhere to book all at once with out havinng to go to two different places , well i am old and still learning new tricks :)

macraven 09-05-2012 03:25 PM

and if you book a package thru disney travel company you will be hit with a fee if you make changes 45 days prior to your trip.

you can make increases on the motherland package without a fee but everything else you change incurs fees too.


always read the links a travel company gives you.

you posted sometime back that UO travel waived a fee for you when you made the first changes.

have you made more changes again?


http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...6#post45629356

huckster 09-05-2012 03:29 PM

nope no changes i just need a reciept mailed to me as my printer died .. and its 15 dollars so i will use someone elses printer :)
so in future i should call HRH for room and call universal for tickets and i will be billed seperate? but still get the unlimited early entry and front of the loine pass? thanks

macraven 09-05-2012 03:32 PM

there is no charge for them to email you the bill.


for future trips, book your hotel room on the UO website or thru Loews.

buy your tickets at the UO website or another ticket vendor.

huckster 09-05-2012 03:37 PM

they did email me , my printer died .

damo 09-05-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huckster (Post 46059674)
nope no changes i just need a reciept mailed to me as my printer died .. and its 15 dollars so i will use someone elses printer :)
so in future i should call HRH for room and call universal for tickets and i will be billed seperate? but still get the unlimited early entry and front of the loine pass? thanks

If they are charging you $15 just to send you a receipt, then that is just stupid. Yes, in the future just call HRH for a room and call Universal or Undercover Tourist for tickets.

You can use the internet too. Just go to www.loewshotels.com to book your room and www.undercovertourist.com to book your tickets. That should give you the cheapest vacation.

I'm so sorry you have had an unsatisfactory experience. Universal really is a wonderful, wonderful place.

huckster 09-05-2012 03:42 PM

thanks damo.. i am sure i will come back with a great trip report :0.. i really am thankful for your pateince with tis old grandma :) in trying to straighten it out for future . guess its time to get a new printer LOL


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