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The Booking Battle: OTAs Break Into the Loyalty Market

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Facing steep competition from fellow booking websites, online travel agencies have been experimenting with travel rewards as a means of incentivizing consumer loyalty -- at the expense of straining relationships with the hotels with which they partner.

The Type Of Airfare Search Tools We Actually Need

George Hobica | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

To truly change the game, an airfare search site would have to do the following...

What's Up With Code-Share Flights?

George Hobica | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

When booking international flights online, I increasingly find that the airline selling the fare isn't the airline actually flying the route. For example, I'll search for a flight on Orbitz.com and see that the lowest fare is sold by Lufthansa but the flight is flown by United. How can we avoid this situation and why do airlines do this in the first place?

Frontier Penalizes Passengers Who Don't Book Directly On Their Site

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Some airlines are making travelers work harder to find a deal. Carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly o...