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Americans eye big summer breaks as economy rebounds: Orbitz

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly three-quarters of Americans are planning to take a summer break and many will be heading to the beach, which is the most popular vacation getaway, according to a report released on Thursday by online travel company Orbitz. Full story

Chris’ list: Cheapest places to fly

The cost of flying to many popular U.S. cities has actually dropped since this time last year, mostly due to low demand. Flights to Chicago are down the most at 18.5% of last year's average cost. Full story

American Airlines, Orbitz settle dispute over distribution costs

(Reuters) - American Airlines and online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide Inc <OWW.N>, which have been locked in a years-long dispute over travel distribution costs and methods, on Monday said they have reached an agreement resolving the litigation between them. Full story

Kayak CEO on Beating the Competition

   Steve Hafner, Kayak CEO, explains how his online travel company has been able to outshine the likes of Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline.

June 26: Nightly News Tuesday broadcast

   Tropical Storm Debby soaks northern Florida; Wildfires threaten thousands of homes; New poll exposes candidates’ strengths and weaknesses; Orbitz shows Mac users higher-priced hotels; Bone marrow donors eligible for compensation; George Hearst, Jr., grandson of William Hearst, has died; Navajo Code

Orbitz shows Mac users higher-priced hotels

   After crunching the data, travel website Orbitz noticed that Mac users typically spend more per night on a hotel than PC users, so the company plans to feature the more expensive options higher up in their search results. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

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