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#1 of 9 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 20 2006 - 07:39 AM

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

Thanks in advance!

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#2 of 9 Robert Crawford

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Posted September 20 2006 - 07:49 AM

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




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#3 of 9 Henry Gale

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Posted September 20 2006 - 09:29 AM

Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein

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.

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.
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#4 of 9 DaveF


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Posted September 20 2006 - 02:12 PM

How does a person make travel arrangements without Orbitz? Posted Image

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 of 9 Gregg Loewen

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Posted September 20 2006 - 02:31 PM

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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#6 of 9 Holadem


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Posted September 20 2006 - 03:22 PM

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.
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.


#7 of 9 Jay H

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Posted September 20 2006 - 11:50 PM

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.

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#8 of 9 EugeneR


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Posted September 21 2006 - 10:12 AM

You should read this:


In general, I always like to google "___________ sucks" whenever I use a new anything. You only get one side of the story, of course, but it does make for some interesting reading.

#9 of 9 Todd Henry

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Posted September 22 2006 - 01:10 AM

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

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