#ORBITZ site screws Mac users to costlier hotels: our WORKAROUND

More precise profiling of the Internet is producing a better experience for users at Orbitz—NOT

Russ Imrie June 2012

BBC News – Travel site targets Mac users with costlier hotels. News in that Orbitz shunts Mac travel site searchers off to a pricier tier of hotel offerings.

Quick, you Safari users, go to “Develop” (you HAVE set up view to show this in menu bar, right?) and go to the “User Agent” option and select “Firefox 4.0.1 — Windows”. Then go to Orbitz and get a better deal.

Safari browser User Agent setting screen shot - Russ Imrie

Safari browser User Agent setting screen shot – Russ Imrie

Setting the User Agent to Windows returns that you are web surfing on a Windows box to the Orbitz site – save money.

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a Networking and Content Specialist, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.

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