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Orbitz Price Assurance Actually Works!

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 23rd October 2009 3:22pm
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I have the capacity to be an extremely finicky sunofabitch, particularly when it comes time to make a financial commitment to a hotel reservation. Unless the dates in question require being booked to prevent being assed out (i.e. ARIA's opening night) I usually wait until the last minute to make Las Vegas hotel reservations.

Within about 36 hours of my pending arrival time, hotels generally start dropping hotel rates on whatever is left over, looking to snag a piece of the "last minute booking" market. I found our room at M on Orbitz.com for an average nightly rate of about $105, by far the lowest prices I've seen for M in quite a while.

Orbitz Price Assurance

Orbitz' Price Assurance robot just sent me an email saying that someone booked a room at M via Orbitz after I did, for an even lower rate and that a check for the difference will arrive within the next six to eight weeks.

I found the rate at Orbitz via Kayak.com... the Orbitz Price Assurance thing wasn't even part my decision, I honestly thought it was just an advertising ploy. But I can see the benefits though... I've already re-booked my ARIA reservations because their advertised rates dropped by a healthy chunk. If it wasn't my daily duty to check these sorts of things, I never would've known about the rate change. With Price Assurance, you can basically take your reservations, set it then forget it.

Something to keep in mind for those who want to know they are getting the best rates, but don't want to deal with research and/or sitting on the phone rebooking your plans.



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