Scott’s ho­tel con­fu­sion was no laugh­ing mat­ter

Twit­ter ap­peal helps out

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Jonathan Ged­des

Ruther­glen comic Scott Agnew was left red-faced re­cently - af­ter book­ing a ho­tel stay for the wrong coun­try.

The for­mer Holy­rood pupil was booked to per­form in Birm­ing­ham in Eng­land - but ac­ci­dently paid to stay in a ho­tel in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama.

Luck­ily he was able to get a re­fund from Ex­pe­dia , who then booked him into a ho­tel in the right Birm­ing­ham.

Scott ex­plained: “It was sim­ply a case where Tri­vago had been show­ing me all these Birm­ing­ham, UK ho­tels and I just car­ried on through them, un­til I clicked on the one that was ac­tu­ally in Alabama, the Days Inn. That took me to Ex­pe­dia and I booked it from there.

“As soon as I got the text through con­firm­ing the book­ing, I re­alised what had hap­pened, and went to Ex­pe­dia ask­ing for a re­fund or if they could move the money to an­other ho­tel

“They point blank re­fused to do any­thing, which ob­vi­ously wasn’t great - I couldn’t af­ford to be get­ting an­other ho­tel so I thought I’d end up walk­ing the streets in Birm­ing­ham for a cou­ple of nights!”

How­ever af­ter a Twit­ter ap­peal he was able to get the situation sorted out.

Scott, a for­mer re­porter at the Re­former be­fore start­ing his com­edy ca­reer, added: “I’m friends with Janey God­ley and she’s quite pro­lific when she’s on Twit­ter, so she got all her troops to re-Tweet my prob­lem.

“Be­ing the old hack I am I’d mes­saged the Birm­ing­ham Mail pa­per too, and they were able to help out - even­tu­ally Ex­pe­dia agreed to re­fund it and got me some­where else to stay.”

Scott’s now work­ing on ma­te­rial for a new show, which he’ll be tak­ing to the Ed­in­burgh Fringe in Au­gust.

Mishap Scott Agnew booked him­self into the wrong ho­tel

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