Discount travel site Hotwire.com has eliminated its airline ticket booking fees. The savings apply to opaque and retail listings on all flights, from last-minute summer vacations to advance bookings. (7/10/2007)
“Our customers count on us for incredible travel deals,” said Eric Grosse, SVP and GM, Hotwire.com. “And with travel costs continuing to inch upward this summer, eliminating our airfare booking fee will be a welcome relief for vacationers.”
Hotwire offers two ways to find airfare deals with no booking fees: Clearance Fares are Hotwire’s lowest prices on a preferred travel day, but they require a flexible schedule because departure and arrival times are not revealed until after booking; Hotwire also offers Retail Fares, which allow consumers to see exact flight times and airlines before booking a reservation.