Orbitz: Mac users book fancier hotels than PC users

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  1. rwoman
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    USA Today - Orbitz: Mac users book fancier hotels than PC users

    Somehow, at least for me, using my PC or i-Device has not dicated which hotel I book...

    :)

     
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    :) LOL

    As a iPad, iPhone and MacBook Pro owner and user, I often stay at Hampton Inns, Doubletrees and even last week a Best Western in Seoul. Nice places but hardly top end.

    That doesn't mean I don't like top end of course :)
     
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    I hate the idea that the hotels I am offered could depend on the computer I'm using. I wonder whether the prices also differ. I would avoid using any such booking channel.
     
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    Sample selection bias. The possibility exists that PC users book elsewhere (Princeline, Hotwire, hotel websites) and get bigger discounts or points.

    (I'm still grumpy over my last Orbitz experience.)
     
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    HaveMilesWillTravel - both sites works fine by me - both on my Dell XPS Win7 and on my New iPad and even on my iPhone 4 (but at motel6.com an App suggestion also pops up). I'll check the Ubuntu and the Fedora at work tomorrow.
    Error message 404 "Server not found" is usually a problem with the host server, and here are more wonderful suggestions explaining why this error can be seen :D

    - Their computer may have eaten the website AND the backup.
    - Their computer may now be a pile of burned out chips, due to a surge or a lightning stroke.
    - They went bankrupt.
    - Their building burned down.
    - The company was bought out.
    - The company failed to pay the ISP bills, and was disconnected.
    - They got kicked off the ISP for content violations.
    - They forgot to renew their url, and it got nabbed by someone else.
    - Their ISP got a better price for the domain name
    - Somebody trademarked the domain name, and they had to change it.
    - The ISP was bought out, and the new owner changed the domain name.
    - They changed ISPs to get a better price. That means they have a new url. (use search)
    - Their ISP's building burned down.
    - Their ISP's computer is now a pile of burned out chips.
    - The whole area is blacked out due to a snowstorm. No power, no website.
     
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    I think I forgot a :p or :D at the end of my previous post ;)
     
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    I am not surprised with the average results being that way. Fanboy fights aside, Apple products are hugely about image, just like "fancy" hotels. So here, it would be hard to make any conclusions about income of the travelers (most of us know someone that got iPhone/iPod while complaining about not having money), but I think the pursuit of image is much stronger than with the "average" PC user.

    I have the same problem but with my work computer vs. home computer. When I try searching for hotels for my business trips at work, I get redirected to discount camping gear sites and MRE sales. :)
     
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    LOL!
     

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