A new study conducted by a Consumer’s Union offshoot and published at consumerwatch,org, reports that in a controlled study, Expedia offered best-deal prices on airline tickets 36% of the time, compared to 18% at Hotwire, 27% at Travelocity, and 2% at Orbitz. Priceline, which requires blind bidding(as does Hotwire) offer best deals 44% of the time. Interestingly, Expedia did nowhere near so well in the car rental and hotel room areas of the study, where Priceline and Hotwire dominated.

A new study conducted by a Consumer’s Union offshoot and published at consumerwatch,org, reports that in a controlled study, Expedia offered best-deal prices on airline tickets 36% of the time, compared to 18% at Hotwire, 27% at Travelocity, and 2% at Orbitz. Priceline, which requires blind bidding(as does Hotwire) offer best deals 44% of the time. Interestingly, Expedia did nowhere near so well in the car rental and hotel room areas of the study, where Priceline and Hotwire dominated.