Hotwire.com Discount Codes Updated For January 2021:
About Hotwire UK
Hotwire is a one-stop shop for exclusive deals and discounts on a variety of travel services including hotel bookings, car rentals, vacation packages, and flight bookings. Hotwire has extensive partnerships with major brand-name travel companies and providers such as airlines and hotels. The website scans all these providers for the cheapest and best deal for your trip. Not only will you save a lot of money but also time and effort. You can also view our Expedia discount code page to view more travel deals.
So, you may be wondering how exactly Hotwire partners with companies to get you the best deals? They do this by advertising the remaining travel inventory from its partnering companies. So, for example, if an airline has empty spots at the last minute, they will be sold at a discount price via sites like Hotwire. Hotwire uses an paque’ sales model to do this, which means that the customer doesn’t know which companies they’re getting the discounted deals from. This is to protect regular retail prices at the same company offering similar products or services.
Hotwire was established in 2000 by a group of four founders including Karl Peterson, Spencer Rascoff, Eric Gosse and Gregg Brockway. It is based in San Francisco, California and is owned by the travel technology giant Expedia Group. Hotwire received initial investments upon its launch from numerous US-based airlines including, United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and America West airlines.
On Hotwire, for any booking, you will get ot rates’ and standard rates. Hot rate simply means it is the cheapest rate, but you’ll need to be flexible with certain things. For example, for a flight ticket, you may not get an assigned seat upfront and you won’t be able to accumulate flyer miles. You can choose the date, but you won’t have a choice in flight time or the airlines.
One thing you’ll notice about Hotwire is how all their websites have simple, user-friendly interfaces that are easy to navigate. To start a hotel search, you simply type in information relating to the number of guests, location, dates or number of rooms in the search tab. Click on the Find Hotels tab and you’ll get a list of the best-suited hotels and a map that shows their locations.
You’ll also have a variety of filters to choose from. For example, you can arrange the hotel listings by price (highest to lowest or vice versa), popularity, ratings on TripAdvisor, extra facilities (e.g. free WiFi, parking or breakfast) and hotel rate type (standard vs hot rate).
With hot rate hotels, you won’t know the actual hotel until after your purchase. You will only know the price, location, and rating.
Like Hotwire Hotels, all you need to do to find a car is to type in your requirements such as location and dates. You’ll get a list of car rentals with more filters on the left-hand side of the screen to narrow your search.
The process is the same as Hotwire cars and hotels. Click on the lights’ option at the top and enter information such as destination, the number of people, return vs one-way and dates. You will find filters such as airline, number of stops, departure and arrival times and duration.
You can save more money by booking a flight and hotel together. Look at the top of the search listings to see a blue tab about booking a hotel and flight together.
How to use coupons on Hotwire
The process is simple, just follow these instructions:
- On the Hotwire homepage, select your desired bundle and fill in the relevant information such as destination.
- Select your choice from the search result listing. You can see how much you save in the green box on each result.
- You will be directed to a second page with more information about your choice but not the name. Click on ‘Book Now’.
- On the Trip Summary page, you will see ‘Promo Code’ in small blue print on the bottom right of the screen. Click and enter your promo code.
How to connect with Hotwire
If you have questions about your itinerary or bookings, you can visit Hotwire’s Help Centre first to have a look at Frequently Asked Questions. Go on http://helpcenter.hotwire.com/
If you still need answers, you can contact Hotwire’s customer service 24/7 toll-free hotline on 1-866-381-3981.
Refund Policy on Hotwire
Please, note that transactions made on Hot Rate deals on flights, travel packages, hotels and cars are final and will not be refunded. But if you’re using standard rates, most airlines in the US will let you cancel within 24 hours with no penalty.
Hotwire also has a ‘low-price guarantee’ which means that if you find a lower price on the same booking elsewhere, Hotwire will pay you the difference in price. This applies to Hotwire hotels, flights, vacation packages, and car rentals. The conditions are that the lower rates must be available to the public, and the lower rate is the same as your booking details.