Vacation: A very expensive trip.
Expedia has been sued by an Indiana family for more than $5.2m over a trip taken in 1983.
The couple’s lawyer claims the company used the trip as an opportunity to buy land for the company’s new resort in Hawaii.
The family claims the trip cost them $1,200 and a plane ticket.
The couple, who did not want their names published, said they spent $8,200 to go on the vacation.
“It’s really quite expensive, to be honest,” said the father, a retired airline pilot who has lived in Hawaii for decades.
“It’s an expense I think any company would have to pay for.
But we’ve paid for it and we’re not complaining.”
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Honolulu, alleges the company “failed to disclose” that the trip was part of a planned vacation, that the family’s travel plan included a $1.2 million deposit for the trip, and that the resort was built by a group of volunteers and contractors from Hawaii.
The company, which was founded in 1995, was sued in 1983 by a woman who said her family, along with two friends, took a trip on the Expedia Expedia Holiday Vacation, which began with a “snowstorm” trip through the Pacific Northwest in December 1983.
The lawsuit claims the couple’s trip cost $1 at the airport.
When asked about the case by a reporter at a news conference in Hawaii on Thursday, a spokeswoman for Expedia said: “We are not aware of the specific details of the case.”
The spokeswoman said the company would not comment on pending litigation.
Expedia has also been sued over an alleged “fluff” that it did not provide to prospective customers on its online website.