Armchair Traveller

Armchair Traveller

Expedia and Zuji waive booking fees

, Prev Next

Buying airline tickets just got even cheaper, with the announcement that two of Australia's biggest online travel companies, Expedia.com.au 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 Expedia.com.au 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:

User comments

Write a comment
Email: *
Your email will not be shared with any third parties or published with your comment.
Nickname: *
Location: *

Title:
*
Comment:
*
Maximum characters 1000

Comment guidelines
Avoid using:
  • Personal attacks
  • Irrelevant comments
  • HTML tags
  • Personal information
  • Offensive language
  • Text in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
See full comment guidelines
comment guidelines X
Thank you for sharing your opinions with other users of NineMSN. People will find your comments more helpful if you include relevant information and avoid some common pitfalls.
Please note: All reviews and comments submitted are subject to moderation, NineMSN reserves the right to alter and / or remove any content that does not comply with usage guidelines.
What to include in your comment:
  • A title that briefly summarizes the opinion expressed in the comment.
  • Additional comments adding more detail.
  • Comparisons to other similar products, if this is relevant.
  • To create a new paragraph, press the Enter key twice.
What not to include:
  • Information that will quickly go out of date.
  • Comments on other comments or commenters.
  • Language that other users may find offensive.
  • comments of one sentence or less. Provide information to support your opinion.
  • Personal information like your email address or telephone number.
  • HTML coding. Tags like <b> or <i> will not be recognized.

advertisement
WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING
From screaming babies to loud drunks — these are the most annoying things about flying.