A Travel and vacations forum. TravelBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » TravelBanter forum » Travel Regions » USA & Canada
Site Map Home Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

What kind of game is Orbitz playing?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 16th, 2011, 12:13 AM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
stonej
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 32
Default What kind of game is Orbitz playing?

I'm searching for a round trip flight to Washington DC on certain
dates, the other search engines are showing the
same fare on this certain airline but Orbitz has the same flight on
the same airline for $200+ more than the others.

It looks to me like they have a contract to promote another airlines
flights and are making up a higher fare on
others to drive business one way.
  #2  
Old April 16th, 2011, 01:45 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
tim....
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 398
Default What kind of game is Orbitz playing?


"stonej" wrote in message
...
I'm searching for a round trip flight to Washington DC on certain
dates, the other search engines are showing the
same fare on this certain airline but Orbitz has the same flight on
the same airline for $200+ more than the others.

It looks to me like they have a contract to promote another airlines
flights and are making up a higher fare on
others to drive business one way.


ISTM that they don't provide you with the best prices and the solution is to
use another search engine.

tim


  #3  
Old April 17th, 2011, 07:46 PM posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Graham Harrison[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 288
Default What kind of game is Orbitz playing?


"tim...." wrote in message
...

"stonej" wrote in message
...
I'm searching for a round trip flight to Washington DC on certain
dates, the other search engines are showing the
same fare on this certain airline but Orbitz has the same flight on
the same airline for $200+ more than the others.

It looks to me like they have a contract to promote another airlines
flights and are making up a higher fare on
others to drive business one way.


ISTM that they don't provide you with the best prices and the solution is
to use another search engine.

tim



I'd agree but, in an attempt to explain what's going on I would tell you
that airlines do deals with some (but by no means all) travel agencies. So
it may be your airline doesn't choose to offer Orbitz the best deal.

  #4  
Old April 20th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Dorothy456 Dorothy456 is offline
Banned
 
First recorded activity by TravelBanter: Oct 2009
Posts: 39
Default

wHAT aRE yOU tALKING aBOUT . aRE yOU TALKING aBOUT aIRLAIN tICKET oR game is Orbitz playing ?
  #5  
Old April 22nd, 2011, 06:58 AM
harryoung harryoung is offline
Member
 
First recorded activity by TravelBanter: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stonej View Post
I'm searching for a round trip flight to Washington DC on certain
dates, the other search engines are showing the
same fare on this certain airline but Orbitz has the same flight on
the same airline for $200+ more than the others.

It looks to me like they have a contract to promote another airlines
flights and are making up a higher fare on
others to drive business one way.

It is not like that you always get the best deal from a particular site. You have to research and do comparative analysis and finally select the suitable deal that best fits your schedule and budget. You can try with various other sites like Expedia and many more.
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For those of you playing from home Kurt Ullman Cruises 0 December 24th, 2008 10:58 PM
OT? playing MP3s while travelling in Europe The Reid Europe 28 August 21st, 2006 10:49 AM
Playing on Catalina cha Cruises 7 February 3rd, 2006 06:49 PM
playing the angel pp Australia & New Zealand 0 September 27th, 2005 09:05 PM
Playing The 9/11 Card OR My ID Security Just Went To Hell In A Handbasket Chrissy Cruiser Cruises 0 April 27th, 2005 05:43 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 TravelBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.