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Orbitz, which is merely a skin of Expedia nowadays, also has a Price Guarantee program that promises to match the lower price and throw in a $50 in Orbucks (Orbitz’ own loyalty program currency that can be used towards prepaid hotels).

Orbitz Best Price Guarantee

There are several different rules depending if you are price matching hotel (must be 48 hours before scheduled check in), hotel and air package (must be within 48 hours of making the purchase) or in the case of a pure flight ticket purchase (within 24 hours). I have used the Orbitz guarantee a number of times for flights and it generally works as intended. [click to continue…]

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The acquisition of Orbitz by rival Expedia was a bit of a rollercoaster with many up’s and downs during the process. Now the green light has finally been given by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

OrbExp

The transaction has been reviewed by antitrust experts and it was ultimately assessed that it would have no negative impacts on the consumer that are of significance.  [click to continue…]

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Orbitz has launched a new promotion for up to $110 in Orbucks (can be used for hotel bookings) to get more people to sign up for its rewards program.

Orbitz Rewards Up To $110 Orbucks

You can upload a photo each week over the next eight to earn some Orbucks. If you do it every week, you will end up with $110 Orbucks. If you sign up for the program using the link below, you will also get a $25 coupon for hotel booking (can be combined with Orbucks). [click to continue…]