Buying a ticket through search engines was supposed to be easy, it was supposed to be convenient and it was supposed to be cheaper and better.
Now while it is cheaper, it is rarely better or easier or more convenient. It often so happens that one needs to change a reservation and doing so should not be difficult. With Expedia it was beyond difficult. After half hour on hold I finally found out that my return flight was valued at 0 dollars and I essentially have to buy a one way ticket.
I’ve been tripped up on many of these booking sites and the savings of a 100-200 dollars is no longer worth it. Either use a travel agent or purchase from the airlines. Don’t waste your time or money.
Use the sites to search the flights but do not use the sites to buy them. You’ll thank yourself and me later.