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How is ORBITZ travel?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Ronald Epstein, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I may need to get out to Los Angeles next week on a minute's notice.

    Looking at ORBITZ, I was able to price a flight, hotel and car rental
    for hundreds less than what I would have expected to pay.

    Is there a catch?!

    Are these travel package sites everything they are cracked up
    to be, and, can I expect when I arrive my car and hotel will be
    waiting?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    I use Orbitz all the time. I have nothing bad to say about them.




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  3. Henry Gale

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    Used them last November for an L.A. visit. Flight (from San Antone), hotel and car for one week...$700.00.
    Could not have been happier.
     
  4. DaveF

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    How does a person make travel arrangements without Orbitz? [​IMG]

    I've been using Orbitz and such sites for at least five years for all my travel arrangements and they deliver -- no catch. I've used Travelocity last-minute-deals a few times to get flight and car rental with total success.
     
  5. Gregg Loewen

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    the online sites are great IF:
    you never have to make changes to your schedule. If you have to make changes you are essentially screwed (in most circumstances).
     
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    Last year, I decided at the last minute (a day or two before) to fly outta town on some holiday weekend. I was to stay with a friend. The best deal I found was a flight + hotel package, which (hear this) was more affordable than any flight-only option from the same or any such website. Weird eh? This was on travelocity, but I have no doubt other sites offer similar deals.

    I took the package, just never checked in at the hotel.

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  7. Jay H

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    I've used orbitz about 3 times, many times for multileg flights and I find them very good. However, that doesn't mean I don't check every other trip thing out there, expedia, kayak, travelocity. A bunch of times, I will simply use Orbitz and then book directly with the airline finding the same flight, you find it's about $5-$10 cheaper too doing that but of course, may not be a "package deal". Of course, since I fly many multi-leg flights, you wont find many package deals anyway.

    Jay
     
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  9. Todd Henry

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    I've never had any issues. In fact, we booked our honeymoon on Orbitz and got a good deal.
     

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