Expedia Initiates Airline Ticket Booking Fee

Expedia, Inc

. has announced it has begun charging a $5 booking fee for most airline tickets purchased on its U.S. web sites.
Expedia will waive the $5 booking fee for airline tickets purchased as part of package transactions.
The company believes it is too early to estimate what the impact of the fee will be on its fourth quarter or 2003 earnings.

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