Chicago, May 10 - Orbitz, the site that makes travel faster and easier to find, today announced new, exclusive enhancements to DealDetector™, the site's personalized fare tracking service. The enhancements allow travelers to specify preferred airlines, non-stop flights and weekend getaways. With DealDetector, Orbitz makes it easier for customers to find low fares on their own terms.
"More than two million travelers already use DealDetector to find their ideal flight at the right price," said Jeff Grant, vice president and general manager of transportation at Orbitz. "DealDetector was designed to make searching for travel bargains fast and easy for the Orbitz customer. With the new DealDetector features, Orbitz does even more work for the traveler, giving them the control to find their ideal trip at their target price."
DealDetector™ is the only personalized fare tracking tool that automatically searches and alerts users to the latest airfare deals that match their trip criteria. It provides complete information about flight availability and total pricing so they never miss out on a great bargain. Users can find Deal Detector by clicking on the "Deals" tab on the Orbitz.com homepage, or by simply conducting an airfare search.
Now, DealDetector gives travelers more control and flexibility with the following new features:
- The only tool that automatically searches for weekend getaways over a range of dates. For example, users can specify flights that leave Thursday through Saturday, and return Sunday through Tuesday during a given month. Unlike other fare tracking tools, Deal Detector finds low fares only for itineraries that fit a traveler's schedule.
- Allows travelers to find the best fares on up to three preferred carriers
- Should they prefer, travelers can find the lowest fares exclusively for non-stop flights. Because airfares can change multiple times a day and the best fares sell out quickly, DealDetector is always scouring Orbitz' wide selection of low fares on more than 455 airlines everyday until it matches or beats the price users want to pay to the destinations of their choice. When DealDetector™ finds fares that match the travelers specified needs it sends an email notification to the customer who can access fare results with one click.
Orbitz launched DealDetector™ in October 2003 to make it faster and easier for travelers to find the right trip with ground-breaking features that included the ability to pre-check flight availability on specific travel dates; provide total ticket prices including taxes and fees; search availability for up to nine travelers at a time; and check infant, companion and senior citizen fares.
Orbitz is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, lodging, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its website, www.orbitz.com, to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz has become the third largest online travel site based on gross travel bookings. On Orbitz, consumers can search more than 455 airlines, tens of thousands of lodging properties worldwide and 22 car rental companies. Orbitz was acquired by Cendant's Travel Distribution Services division in November 2004, and is part of the Consumer Travel Americas group.