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Expedia and Zuji waive booking fees

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Buying airline tickets just got even cheaper, with the announcement that two of Australia's biggest online travel companies, and Zuji, have announced that they will waive booking fees for customers booking flights online.

Zuji's booking fees have gone for good, while Expedia is saying that it won't charge any fees until until 18 October 2009, and if one million people visit the site between now and then, flight booking fees will be dropped for good too.

Booking fees on some travel websites can be as high as $50 — more than a Tiger flight from Sydney to Melbourne a few weeks ago — so it's good news all round. Well, almost. Expedia and Zuji's main rival, Webjet, which is well known for charging like a wounded buffalo on its flights. Interesting times!

Did you know online travel agencies charged a booking fee? Would this announcement change who you book with? Have your say using the comments form below:

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