Kayak.com launches new cost-saving calculators

Against a backdrop of rising fuel and stealth flying charges, Kayak.com has launched tools to alert travellers to the hidden costs of travel, enabling consumers to make more informed decisions about flights and rental car purchases.Kayak.com’s Fuel Cost Calculator estimates the total cost of gas for a trip and instantly adds this figure to the daily rate of each car option.

Kayak.com has also launched an Airline Fee Chart allowing travellers to easily view and compare an airline’s policy for five of the most popular fees without having to visit each carrier’s site.
The chart outlines the fee policies for baggage, meals, transporting pets, unaccompanied minor service and seat assignments with added legroom for 25 of the most popular carriers searched on Kayak.com. The chart also includes links to the fee sections of the carrier’s own website and urges users to confirm policies with the carrier.