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Supply of unsold inventory (e.g. hotels, flights) at a discounted price. Specific provider typically remains hidden until purchase is complete.

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cheap air travel tickets through blind company

A couple of years ago there used to be a website where given the origin/destination and travel dates they would answer, after some time, with a price offer, in theory, beating market prices. The trick ...
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Can a non US resident (international billing address) rent a car using Priceline bidding?

I checked online and on Priceline bidding a rental car rate is significantly cheaper than outside of the US (over 20%), including the CDW insurance. But, this rate is only available for credit cards ...
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What are the pros and cons of booking flight tickets from Hotwire or Travelocity?

I plan to travel to the US from India this August. I'm sure I'll go and, while searching for cheap airfares online, I found most of the sites showing almost identical fares. A friend of me, however, ...
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Priceline bidding: how does it work?

I recently tried Priceline.com bidding, but I got no result, meaning they were not able to get the ticket for the price I bid. In the end, after adjusting the parameters (price/airport) several times,...
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What options do you get on opaque flights other than the price limit?

I went to priceline.com and tried their opaque flight option. Once I entered the dates, the destination and the price limit, it asked for my credit card information. I then started reading about not ...
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Is there an opaque flight site?

In a response to this question, I have read that there are opaque flight sites: An "Opaque" booking is one where you don't know the exact details of what you're booking until after you've made ...
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Opaque hotel booking sites?

In this question, I first heard of opaque hotel booking sites. It sounds very interesting, but I don't know such a site. So my question is: Where should I start to look for opaque hotel booking sites?
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When booking a hotel via an opaque site, is there any way to increase the chances of getting free wifi?

Following on from my question on last minute accommodation deals in Australia, I ended up booking something about 20 minutes before boarding my flight, which didn't leave a lot of time for research... ...
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