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Asking for compensation?

Sydney, Australia
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Asking for compensation?

Companies like Ibis compensate you if service is not up to scratch. AirAsia pays rm 200 if a flight is delayed by more than 2 hours. If you stay in a hotel and get bad service, say, there's no one at reception for checkin and checkout, the hot water in the shower is working (works after 1 hour), etc should you ask for compensation / discount?

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1. Re: Asking for compensation?

Ask for whatever you think is fair.

I don't think I've ever actually asked for compensation, but I've been given free rooms, great discounts, free meals, discount certificates etc. just by pleasantly letting people know of the problem I've experienced.


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2. Re: Asking for compensation?

If the service is not up to scratch, complain and tell them explicitly how they have failed to reach the standard of service you expect from them.

Also let the company know what you want. An apology? A reduction off your bill?To be moved to a different room, or even hotel? Does the company have a Customer Charter which sets out what they will do in the event of their service failing to meet your expectations?

You are more likely to get satisfaction if you specify what exactly went wrong and what you want them to do to put things right, rather than making vague demands for 'compensation'.

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