According to the major travel site, Mac users are just willing to pay more
It's no secret that Mac users aren't exactly cheapskates — after all, Apple equipment tends to be priced at something of a premium. But does that mean Mac users are willing to pay a premium on just about anything? That's what travel site Orbitz is noticing, and they're changing the way their site works to reflect that.
It's not that Apple users are gullible and more likely to spend $100 on a room at a Motel 6 than a Windows user. It's that, according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple users prefer more upscale arrangements, while Window users are more budget-minded. Apple users often buy more expensive rooms on the site anyway, so Orbitz is only changing to help Mac users find the hotels they're looking for easier. Reminds the Journal, "The company isn't showing the same room to different users at different prices," reminds the WSJ.
If you want the absolute lowest priced room, you should still be able to find the same rooms for the same price no matter what computer you use with a little bit of effort. If you remain concerned, you can always check out other travel sites that don't discriminate based on operating system.
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