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8 Out of 10 Times: Travelers Advantage Delivers Lower Online Prices Than Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, and Travelocity

Aug 24, 2004

 

Travelers Advantage has delivered a lower online price for travel to 50 top destinations eight out of 10 times during the first 30 weeks of 2004 when compared to Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, and Travelocity, the membership based travel service said today. Travelers Advantage based the claim on weekly comparison of total air transportation costs for round trip flights between more than 50 frequently booked pairs of cities.

"TravelersAdvantage.com delivered the lowest purchasable price to consumers 80 percent of the time during the first 30 weeks of 2004," said Travelers Advantage Vice President Julia Ryan. "Each week we compared ourselves to Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia, and Travelocity for travel between cities that include New York and London; Denver and Los Angeles; Los Angeles and Denver; Newark, NJ and Las Vegas; and Newark and Orlando, FL.

"Our price comparison is based on the actual price consumers pay," she added. "We included airport fees, taxes and other fees as well as the service fees imposed by the competing travel agencies to present an accurate comparison of the full cost of flying between two cities."

As part of its comprehensive comparison of air transportation costs to the most popular cities, the company has launched a new Travelers Advantage Monthly Travel Monitor that will compare average airfare prices and showcase the top travel destinations. Look for the first issue of travel monitor this fall.

About Travelers Advantage

Members of Travelers Advantage (http://www.travelersadvantage.com/ or 1-877-841-1335) can save money on air travel, cruises, car rentals and accommodations, as well as earn 5 percent cash back on eligible travel booked with preferred providers through the service. Membership in Travelers Advantage can be enjoyed with the first two-months for only $1. The trial membership can be canceled at any time during the two-month trial period by calling toll free and owing nothing further. Unless the member calls to cancel during the trial, the membership will be extended automatically for an entire year at the $99.99 annual fee and automatically renewed annually upon expiration at the then-current annual fee, billed to a credit card account, without the member having to do anything further. Additionally, members may call toll free to cancel at any time and receive a pro-rata refund of their then current membership fee.

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