Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.’s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see.
—Wall Street Journal
Welcome to Orbitz!
We are proud to announce the arrival of Orbitz Live Assistance and Pricing™ – just turn on your webcam and let a human being guide you through your purchase… all via the internet! We know you have a choice when it comes to online travel agents and we appreciate your business.
When booking your trip, please be advised that the following conditions may affect the relative price of your hotel:
- Date and time
- IP address and connection speed
- Device type – PC, tablet, mobile device – and manufacturer
- Last trip booked through Orbitz
- Trips booked through other Online Travel Agents
- Travel packages purchased including airfare, hotel, and a rental car
- Number of bookmarked websites with luxury travel content
- Recency of visits to financial news and information websites
- The wealth index of your visible surroundings
- The estimated reading level of the last word you used Google to define
- Whether that looks inflamed to the Orbitz Live Assistant™
- How often you are prescribed antibiotics
- Everything you’ve ever purchased using your Walgreens Card
- Why you insist on eating now
- You may be asked to prove that you are wearing pants
- Whether or not pyjamas “count”
- Whether our Orbitz Live Assistant™ judges your masturbation to be “casual,” “vigorous,” or “furious”
- Frequency of “Private Browsing” sessions
- What happened to your sense of shame
- The last time you called your mom
- At their discretion the Orbitz Live Assistant™ may book you a trip home if Orbitz feels it would do you more good than going to Tijuana alone again.