What Are Orbitz VIP Hotel Benefits Worth In Reality? Case: Washington Hotel Tokyo-Shinjuku

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Orbitz like many other competitors (most of which are just an Expedia skin nowadays) offers it’s customers a range of discount and benefit options via status tier when using their engine frequently.

VIP Status from Gold onward allows the member to enjoy certain VIP benefits at some hotels which can be anything or nothing and is unfortunately nowhere noted (guaranteed) even at the time of booking.

Update On Orbitz Best Price Guarantee: Extremely Fast Processing Times & Redeeming Orbucks At The Same Time


Almost all major hotel chains and online travel agents (OTA’s) offer a ‘Best Price Guarantee’ but the speed in which Orbitz is currently processing their claims impressed me so much that I have to write about it.

Orbitz is a great platform to book flights and also hotels in cities where independent, non-chain hotels make the most sense to stay it either due to price, location or simply because there are no chain properties around.

Orbitz Rewards Double Orbucks For All Flights & Triple For Condor & Thomas Book

Orbitz Rewards occasionally has promotional offers for booking airfare offering more than their usual 1% back in Orbucks (their reward currency that can be used for hotels).

Orbitz Rewards Double & Triple Orbucks

Orbitz Rewards members can earn double Orbucks for all flights bookings by July 12, 2017, and triple for Condor (the new Alaska partner) and Thomas Cook for bookings made by July 26, 2017.

Orbitz Bookings: Reminder To Consider Going For Orbitz Rewards Status When Booking Independent Hotels


As I coincidentally hit Orbitz Platinum again yesterday we want to remind our readers that it can be worth it focusing on a particular Online Travel Agent (OTA) when making isolated hotel and travel bookings.

Orbitz Rewards like many other competitors (most of which are just an Expedia sleeve nowadays) offers it’s customers a range of discount and benefit options when using their engine frequently.

Airfare of the Day: China Southern CTU-WUH-SFO USD 1638 (RT Business Class)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Southern Business Class excursion special fares between Chengdu and San Francisco.

Reader Question: Orbitz Price Guarantee $50 Orbucks Credits?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about the Orbitz’ Price Guarantee where the company promises to math lower price and throw in $50 in Orbucks (Orbitz’ rewards currency). You can read about my recent Orbitz Price Guarantee case here where competitor (their sister company) price was 3 cents less.

Orbitz Price Guarantee

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Daily Getaways Week 4: Hilton Honors, Marriott Rewards & Orbitz


U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways are back for 2017 and Hilton Honors, Marriott Rewards & Orbitz are the sales that I cover from the third week selection.

Daily Getaways Week 1 IHG Rewards Club & Wyndham Rewards

Daily Getaways allows members to purchase points without reaching various yearly limits set by the loyalty programs. These sales go live at 1PM ET on respective days.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways Weeks 3 – 5: Choice Privileges, Hilton Honors, Marriott Rewards, Orbitz, Hertz & Hyatt


U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways start started this week and they have now announced the “deals” for weeks 3 to 5.

US Travel Association Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways allows public to purchase loyalty program points and vouchers at a discount.

Orbitz Flight Price Guarantee Case: Travelocity Price 3 Cents Less


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.

Success: Claiming Your US$50 Orbitz Platinum Reward For Checked Baggage Fees


Orbitz Rewards is offering their customers with Platinum Status up to $50 per calendar year in baggage fee reimbursements which I managed to claim for the first time.

Orbitz Platinum status requires a minimum of 12 hotel nights per year booked via Orbitz itself and comes with a variety of benefits (some more or less useful).

Orbitz Best Price Guarantee Update (Now Same As Expedia’s)


Expedia announced the purchase of Orbitz back in February (read more here) that was cleared by the Justice Department in September (read more here).

Orbitz Best Price Guarantee Update

I have been highly critical of the Orbitz Best Price Guarantee due to the practically impossible hoops that you had to jump. This have now changed, however, as Orbitz has been integrated to Expedia’s platform.

Orbitz $50 Off $100 Hotel Coupon (MasterCard Required)


Orbitz has launched a new promotion to get people use MasterPass that is a product of MasterCard and requires you to use one of their cards to pay.

Orbitz Masterpass

You must book a non-chain hotel and the price before taxes/fees must be minimum of $100 for the discount to apply.

Department Of Justice Finally Approves Of Orbitz Purchase By Expedia

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).


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. 

Orbitz MasterPass Promotion Now Even Better: 100$ Off All Bookings 100$ Or More For Travel Until October 2nd


Two days ago I wrote about the great Orbitz promotion using the payment method MASTERPASS. Now this promotion has enhanced and the $$ Off value doubled to 100$ per booking valued 100$ or higher.

Orbitz 100 USD OFF

Masterpass is an e-wallet payment option which you use upon checkout to complete your booking.

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