Monday, March 30, 2015

Expedia eliminates fee for booking by phone

Rare is the airline or online travel agency thesd that doesn't charge a fee for a traveler to buy a ticket over the phone. Airlines began charging even before adding checked-bag fees. Now one online service, Expedia, eager to try to get or keep business in the recession, has eliminated the $20 fee for phone bookers. A lttile more detail can be found here.

Expedia eliminates fee for booking by phone

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Rare is the airline or online travel agency thesd that doesn't charge a fee for a traveler to buy a ticket over the phone. Airlines began charging even before adding checked-bag fees. Now one online service, Expedia, eager to try to get or keep business in the recession, has eliminated the $20 fee for phone bookers. A lttile more detail can be found here.

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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