Orbitz Launches "Deal Detector(TM)," the Most Complete Low-Fare Finding Tool on the Web
Travel Site Introduces First-Ever Online Deal Tracker to Include Flight Availability, Total Price, and Special Discounts
CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 13-10-2003 --
Orbitz, a leading travel website, today
launched DealDetector, the only personalized search tool that
automatically alerts users to the latest airfare deals and provides
complete information about flight availability and total pricing so they
never miss out on a great bargain.
Because airfares can change multiple times a day and the best fares sell
out quickly, DealDetector is always on the case, scouring Orbitz' wide
selection of low fares on more than 455 airlines everyday until it matches
or beats the prices users want to pay to the destinations of their choice.
Available on the Orbitz.com homepage, DealDetector is superior to
fare-watching features elsewhere because of the following exclusive
-- Pre-checks flight availability on specific travel dates, so users
always get the right fares on the right flights
-- Provides total ticket prices including taxes and fees, so users never
get "bait-and-switch" surprises
-- Searches availability for up to nine travelers at a time, making it
easy for families and groups to plan trips
-- Ability to check infant, companion and senior citizen fares, so users
can take advantage of special discounts
"Finding a low fare doesn't help travelers if it's not available when they
want to travel, or if the total price doesn't meet their budgets because
ticket taxes and fees aren't included," said John Samuel, executive vice
president of Consumer Travel at Orbitz. "DealDetector saves users time and
money because it's the first online resource to do all the work for them,
from continuously monitoring fare changes, to checking flight availability
and calculating total ticket prices."
How It Works:
DealDetector asks users to enter their desired destinations and travel
dates and name the price they're willing to pay, then searches Orbitz'
extensive fare database everyday until it finds the price. An e-mail
notifies users instantly when fares become available that meet or beat
their specified prices and provides a link to the Orbitz Flight Matrix so
they can book the trips immediately.
Additional DealDetector Features:
-- Bonus Flexibility: Travelers with some flexibility in their departure
dates can use DealDetector in conjunction with Orbitz' Bonus Days feature,
which allows users to expand their potential for finding the lowest fares.
Bonus Days searches for deals in the timeframe of one day before and after
specified departure and return dates, offering users a wider selection of
travel deal options.
-- Set Your Price...in Seconds: Easy-to-use format lets users enter their
search specifications quickly.
-- Three Times The Searches: The DealDetector allows Orbitz users to
conduct three separate searches at one time. Orbitz stores all search
information on a customized Deals page, so they can easily track travel
DealDetector is the latest addition to Orbitz' growing portfolio of tools
designed to offer online travelers the most powerful search capabilities on
the Web. Another recently launched "first-of-its-kind" feature is
FlexSearch, which allows users to search fares on hundreds of airlines
for multiple travel dates -- up to a month's worth of fares -- in one
Orbitz is a leading online travel company offering consumers the widest
selection of low airfares, as well as deals on lodging, car rentals,
cruises and vacation packages. Orbitz makes finding low fares and great
deals easier through a state-of-the-art flight search engine that scans
more than 455 airlines and the Orbitz Matrix Display that provides an
unbiased and comprehensive listing of airfares and other rates. Orbitz
also offers the largest collection of discounted web-only airfares and
low-priced hotel web rates. For more information, visit www.orbitz.com.