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Written by Karl Wolf   
Friday, 02 October 2009 13:33
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If there is one thing that gets my goat, it's those ubiquitous credit card marketing reps that are constantly pestering you everytime you walk through an airport or stroll through a mall.

Now I'm scratching another irritant - it's what the onlnine travel companies are trying to do. To get an idea of why I'm blowing steam out of my ears - go to Orbitz. Get a price quote for any flight that you might want to take.

I don't care where you want to go, just go ahead and follow the standard procedure like you're really going somewhere. Pick a place - any place. Well if you did what I was saying, you end up getting a screen like this:


As you can see, instead of just letting me buy my ticket, they now want me to get a hotel room from about 10 different hotels. You can see the first one is the Wynham OHare. So I scroll down the 10 hotels and click where it says, "Continue booking your flight only" in the hope that they're done tormenting me.

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