No Double Clicking Travel Tip
I was on Travelocity.com today attempting to purchase a plane ticket from Manila to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The cost was 714 U.S. Dollars and I decided for many reasons to lock it in. I completed all the information, next screen, next screen, and finally was at the gate.
Time to press the button and purchase.
I pressed the button.
Malate Ermita Mabini Philippines
Saturday, September 26, 2009
It says my connection is broke, I go check my connection, I appear to have a good connection, and who know why this happened.
I click back; the correct page appears, as before, all the information is there, but I know better, I am not going to press it twice hoping to see a result page. I know my own sites, maybe it submitted, maybe the problems is with the result page.
I do not want to pay 714 Dollars twice. To error on the side of caution, I will wait for 24 hours, then call up Travelocity.com, log in, do many double checks, and then try again.
Bottom line, to unscrew a problem on the internet is 20 times more difficult than to be patient and try again after I am sure I did not purchase a ticket.
The world of business makes huge amounts of money off your lack of patience. It is an ugly and clever game the world has decided is acceptable business practice.
Who know what happened and why, but I am a patient person, I can stalk the good prices, I am predatory, I refuse to be the prey.
The Million Dollar question is this, today is September 26, 2009. I want to know, will the prices go down or up after October 1, 2009. I know I can get better prices on plane tickets normally if I wait until the last day to purchase, but I am not open to that game this time. I could easily wait until the first day of October to buy the ticket.
The whole system is meant to give you immediacy to purchase, a person never wins, and we just make the best possible decision from many bad choices.
Note, Travelocity and all internet pages that take purchases can stop this; they just need to stop duplicate actions from being repeated twice within say a one-hour period.
I am not going to be the one to test Travelocity.com.
Travelocity.com and Kayak.com are my two favorites sites for plane tickets as of 2009.