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Looking to Fly this summer? Here’s what you need to know

Looking to Fly this summer? Here’s what you need to know

With summer in full swing and after months of sheltering in place, many Americans are looking to getaway. While most travelers are booking last minute and taking trips within driving distance of where they live, those who want to take a break further from home may...



Orbitz was born in 2001, in response to the surge of online travel agencies making their homes on the World Wide Web, and as a solution to lower airline distribution costs. Launched through a partnership of five major U.S. airlines -- American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United -- Orbitz took off, and continues to soar, rewarding travelers with amazing benefits ever since. 

Today, millions of travelers are rewarded when they search for and book hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities on Orbitz.com and Orbitz mobile apps. Through its cash-back style Orbitz Rewards program, travelers instantly earn Orbucks -- travel dollars equal to $1USD -- on flights, hotels and packages which can be redeemed on 385,000+ hotels worldwide. Members also receive hotel perks and travel benefits the more they book, and earn up to 10 percent back with the Orbitz Reward Visa® Card.



Michael Scheinman
General Manager

Carey Malloy
Brand Marketing Director

Mel Dohmen
PR/Communications Manager

Martina Sheehan
Editor, Orbitz Blog

Fast Facts


Orbitz topped the 2019 U.S Travel App Satisfaction Study from J.D. Power for online travel agencies. Members of Orbitz Rewards earn more when they book hotels, flights and vacation packages in the Orbitz mobile app.


Orbitz has a rich history with LGBTQIA+ travelers dating back more than 20+ years. Support for this community includes TV firsts, important milestones, sponsorships and charitable partnerships. 


Orbitz Rewards members can redeem their Orbucks at 385,000+ hotel properties worldwide, including resorts, brand name hotels, boutiques and hostels.


Orbitz Rewards members earn Orbucks – aka travel dollars equal to $1 USD – on flight, hotel and vacation packages purchased online and in the Orbitz app. Members redeem Orbucks to save $$ on future hotel stays.

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