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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2023

Booked a vacation for the family to Cancun. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. Found a price cheaper, same exact dates, etc. Called within 24 hrs. They refuse to honor. Tried to cancel and they said I was not getting back the insurance. I paid 1200.00 with Apple Vacations vs. Expedia 898.00. Never will I Purchased vacations with them again.

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2023

I am sad to say, I used Apple many times in the past before they were bought out a year ago, but will NEVER use them again. This last trip all traveling parties purchased travel protection, like we always do, but when one of the parties couldn't travel due to a death in the family, I spent endless weeks and hours on the phone and emailing the company to get a travel credit. Then when they finally issued the credit they had shorted me almost $1500. After months of dealing with this issue with no resolve and employees that can only answer phones not help resolve anything, I have given up.

No one can ever give me a straight answer and they make it impossible for you to resolve any issue. Now, I go and try to book a short trip to at least use my other $1500 they are telling me it's even less than it was before. This company lies, steals, scams and treats its customers like trash. At this point I will be out almost $3000 but will not give them another dime! Never ever use APPLE VACATIONS!!

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    Reviewed Aug. 14, 2023

    Due to a weather situation our flight was canceled. Booked for the following day. Of course I contacted Apple to see what we could do about the lost day and do a day shift. Contacting Apple Vacations is the most stressful dissatisfying experience. Representatives all tell you something different. After spending almost the entire day on the phone all I got was a lot of different answers from different representatives. Hold times are over an hour only to be disconnected at times. Every time I spoke to representative, they said that they took care of it, or it was being handled and they would be emailing me and the hotel. In the end, nothing was taken care of by Apple Vacations. Arriving at our hotel Apple representative was supposed to do a date shift due to the delay a flight due to weather.

    The hotel had no idea what we were talking about and no email has been sent or call to the hotel, consequently we lost a day of vacation and almost lost the second day when they locked us out of our room due to the confusion of the extended day. Hotel promptly fixed it for us or we would’ve had nowhere to stay that evening. Not because they spoke to our Apple representative just because they listen to our situation. It was one of the worst vacations I have ever taken. The destination was beautiful and we enjoyed that, but our vacation was cut short and the stress at this point I feel wasn’t worth it. I do not recommend a Apple Vacations. I have dealt with them in years past and they were excellent but their customer service now is horrendous.

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    After a positive interaction with Apple Vacations, Laurie increased their star rating on Aug. 8, 2023.

    Updated review: Aug. 8, 2023

    Apple responded to my concerns, however I am still not sure if it will or will not be resolved in a timely manner. Discussion has been moved to private email/responses.

    Original Review: Aug. 8, 2023

    Let me start by saying I have booked vacations, sometimes twice per year thru Apple for almost 30 years. Up until recently, I had relatively great experiences, but no longer. Just last week I attempted to book a trip to Punta Cana, 4 people/2 rooms for next July 2024. The airline is a Charter, Allegiant, using travel credit from a canceled trip from this year. Tried booking online because the wait to talk to a rep was always 2+ hours. I completed the trip, added traveler info, was able to locate the credits, but it would not permit me to add my credit card for final payment. Told me initially the system was having an issue, but then my credit card was invalid. This went on for 2 full days.

    I finally called on Aug. 2 and only waited for the first rep an hour. She apparently was in a call center, SOMEWHERE, and all you could hear was many others talking in the background. She was hard to understand and could not understand me, she had me spell everything. After 1.5 hours on the phone, she put me on hold for 4-6 minutes, 3 or 4 times, she finally came back and said, "I can't understand you", and hung up. I recalled and after another 1+ hour wait, I got a very nice lady that completed my booking using the save itinerary I had in 10 minutes. However, I was told I could not book my seats until the reservation was created at Allegiant, 3-4 days.

    Fast forward, I reached out via Apple chat. The fun began, we spent over 1.5 hours going back and forth and he told me I needed a ticket number to upgrade my seats, but I had to call Allegiant, which I did. Allegiant said all changes needed to be done thru Apple. Contacted Apple Chat again on Aug. 7, he told me no ticket would be generated and I could upgrade my seats now, but had to call. Again, it took me over 1 hour on this chat. Today, I just spent 1.5 hours on a call with the rep and she told me I could not upgrade my seats until 3 days prior to departure. That is not true!!!! I have all my itineraries from previous years and my seats were assigned on the day of booking.

    In short, I talked to 5 people over the course of 7 days and received 5 different pieces of info, all different. Apple no longer has trained reps to assist you and you cannot rely on them for a good direction or even booking your trip correctly. I could give you horror stories about things the trained reps booked incorrectly in other trips, but I will refrain. Also, the Apple reps at your resort, are non-existent. If they cannot upsell you anything, they will literally ignore you and not help with any issues that were the result of an incorrect booking.

    I still feel my booking for July 2024 is incorrect, but I have been assured it is not. I have heard that story before and I will have a nightmare next July when it hits the fan, in Punta Cana! I've been down this route before! After next July's trip, I will not be using Apple any longer. You can book much easier with any of the other travel sites and pay for what you want a la carte.

    Just as an FYI, the $800 travel credits they want to give you is a sham. When you get to the resorts, they give you coupons. You cannot use this credit for anything, only what they want you to use them on. But all product costs are higher. i.e. have to spent $100 in a gift shop to use the $50 credit they give, etc., etc. Spa services are extremely overpriced. The same message I get at home for $80.00 is $200.00 on the resort and the coupon is for $50.00. Get your message before or after your trip. Safe travels!

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    Customer Service

    Reviewed July 25, 2023

    I booked a vacation with a group. One of my travelers was not able to travel. I called United who told me since I booked a package with Apple then they would have to cancel and issue flight credit. I called Apple after being transferred several times and was supposedly issued flight credit for the United flight, I was even given a cancellation confirmation # for the flight and baggage fees. Now I am trying to use the credit but no one at Apple can seem to find the flight credit even though United shows it on their end, they said I would have to go thru Apple to use the credit. After at least 6 phone calls with me being transferred multiple times and given the run around I was told that I don't have flight credit to use. So basically I paid them for a flight that they issued a credit and confirmation # for but now have no record of that. I am furious and will never book with them again or recommend them. They offered no resolution or any type of compensation.

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    Reviewed July 19, 2023

    Booked a vacation for the family to Cancun for the first time since all the COVID silliness. We had to move to dates only due to a death in the family. I purchased the travel protection and we had to use it to move the date. Purchased it again. The dates for the rescheduled trip approached and we had to sub in another family member for a child who was double booked. Still taking the same number of folks, just a different name. A week prior to the vacation, everything went sideways. Apple sends an itinerary without the correct names on it for air and hotel. I contact them and get through their broken English speaking representatives to try and get the correct list of names. Nothing. I call once a day asking to get a corrected list. The wrong names are still attached.

    The day prior to travel I call in again and ask to speak to someone higher up… a decision maker. I spend 6 hours (no kidding) on hold and I am assured 100% the issue is fixed. That hold music still haunts me. We show up to the airport and Frontier airlines (another odyssey in travel… not in a good way) can do nothing about the fact that only 5 are listed on the reservation. They are rude too. I’m in the travel industry and at no point didn’t anyone take control of this matter on our behalf while representing Apple to fix it. Apple finally told me to just buy a ticket for the 6th person and they’ll pay me back. A lie. I do buy the ticket and basically double pay.

    We get down to Cancun and check in… or try to. Another 2 hour wait while the hotel tried to figure out how to check in the 6th person who wasn’t on the reservation. So Apple messed up the air, the hotel… oh and they double booked our private transport from the airport to the hotel on arrival and didn’t book one for our return. So basically, Apple messed up everything. 100%. We had to basically tell the hotel to figure it out with Apple and started our vacations stressed and frustrated.

    When we got home, I was told that Apple doesn’t really reimburse for mistakes, I would need to file a travel claim with our travel protection. What a scam. So I file the claim and attach all required documentation. Ghosted… never heard a thing back. Being in the business for over 30 years I’ve seen good and bad players. Apple is one of l, if not THE worst travel vendor I’ve ever experienced. At no time do they actually control the quality of your travel experience… unless they are taking your money. The travel protection is a scam. You get no value out of it and if you want to hear horror stories of in trip experiences, simply ask Frontier employees about all the bad situations Apple places customers. Never again! No way.

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    Reviewed June 22, 2023

    Worst experience we’ve ever had. DO NOT book through Apple Vacations or Frontier Airlines unless you want to be on an overbooked delayed flight, experience the worst customer service and not even get to sit in the seat that you paid extra for. Will never book through Apple Vacations or Frontier again.

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    Reviewed June 2, 2023

    We moved hotels during a spring break trip due to unsafe conditions, Apple assured us doing so was okay and we’d get a full cash refund. 2 months later they are still fighting us and denying us the refund, after we have now paid for a second hotel so essentially 2 trips with them. We even bought trip insurance. They are not truthful and give nothing but the run around, they should take some accountability yet they are refusing to do anything. Extremely disappointed in this company and will warn everyone I can to not use their services!

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    Reviewed May 19, 2023

    All of their "representatives" sound like they are coming down from a ** overdose. I spent AN HOUR in traffic trying to reschedule a vacation that I paid in full $1578.00 for. After an hour on hold with a "REP" who kept on saying that no Delta flights were available when I was asking over a year in advance!! I asked him repeatedly if it was too far out in advance and perhaps that was why it was not showing up at all, and he completely just dodged the question. Turns out I was completely right.

    He "finally" found a flight available in March and after I spent the first 15 minutes saying I did NOT WANT to pay any more out of pocket, he quoted me $500 to change. LOL! I went home and found flights, and a BETTER HOTEL FOR $100 CHEAPER! $1508.00 with a PROMO CODE! Shady people, all they want to do is UPCHARGE YOU, and not help you so you wind up throwing away good money. Do your own research at home, first and then call them for it to be switched. Do not trust these shady people!

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    Reviewed April 30, 2023

    I booked a trip for my husband and myself through Apple Vacations, whom I have used many times before. The day of travel I received an email from Frontier stating that the flight was delayed 2 hours. I knew we would miss our connecting flight so I called Apple. They told me to go to the airport and talk to Frontier since there is no number to call. When I arrived at the airport then I found out the flight was delayed even longer. I spoke to the agent at the baggage area who looked up flight information as well as I myself did and found out that we would miss our connecting flight in Atlanta. He told me to fly to Atlanta and it would become their problem to figure out. He also said it looked like I would have to fly from Phoenix to Atlanta-Atlanta would probably have to fly me to Orlando then fly to Montego Bay arriving on the 17th. That plan was obviously ridiculous so I called Apple again and they said the best option would be to cancel all together.

    He told me that the flight would be fully refunded and would contact the resort the next day to find out if that would be refunded. I went home. I called Apple the next day to find out if the resort was going to be refunded and they said no, only the flight. I asked to speak to a manager to find out options. He told me he would suggest that I book another flight to Jamaica since the previous flight was refunded and would be back in my account within 25 business days. He was the 3rd Apple representative to tell me that the flight was going to be FULLY REFUNDED, so I booked another flight-not through Apple-to Jamaica.

    I booked with Frontier again since it was the cheapest last minute. I asked Apple is Frontier was refunding my baggage and they told me to reach out to Frontier. Frontier told me that the flight was non-refundable and didn't acknowledge the baggage fees. Since then I have emailed, called, and gone back and forth with Frontier and Apple trying to get my flight and baggage refunded. Apple tells me to contact Frontier and Frontier tells me to contact Apple. And now no one is even responding at all. Apple tells you lies then ignores you.

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