Hidden Hotel Fees
Could Result in Legal Action Against Priceline and Hotwire
The thrill of a “good deal” can be easily shattered when that discounted price turns out to conceal hidden fees. It’s the type of shady practice one might expect from black market vendors or illegal websites, but it is now being incorporated into the day-to-day business models of major hotels and travel booking websites.
The problem becomes even more severe when one considers that many customers won’t even make use of the services they’re being charged for.
Seeger Weiss is now investigating the legality of such hidden fees and a potential Priceline lawsuit and Hotwire lawsuit. We are offering free consultations to anyone who has been affected by the hidden hotel fees. To have your case evaluated, contact us by filling out the form to the right or by calling us direct at 888.584.0411.
Overcharging Hotels may be Overstepping Boundaries
When a hotel charges hidden “ancillary” fees, it is a model known as “drip pricing,” which the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) defines as “a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process.”
The FTC is also soliciting complaints from customers as it investigates this growing problem. Recently, the FTC released a letter to 22 hotel operators warning them that their websites may violate the law. We share the FTC’s concerns, and we are asking everyone who has been affected by concealed hotel fees to contact us. All initial attorney consultations are free of charge.
The practice has become so widespread that it now accounts for $2 billion dollars a year of revenue in the United States alone. However, we believe that the hotel industry may be overstepping their boundaries, with the practice of hidden hotel fees, and are investigating a legal course of action.
If you have been affected by hidden hotel fees, Seeger Weiss is offering a free consultation for a potential Priceline and Hotwire lawsuit. To contact a lawyer at Seeger Weiss, fill out the form to the right or call us direct at 888.584.0411.