New TripAdvisor fare search tool estimates fees


TripAdvisor is introducing a metasearch flight tool which will do a side-by-side comparisons of fares offered by, Hotwire and Travelocity.

It will use ITA Software, Sabre, Amadeus,, and to search for fares.

Additionally, the site will also have Fees Estimator, which will allow users to compare the costs of for-fee a la carte services, such as checked bags, in-flight entertainment and meals.

TripAdvisor’s SeatGuru will also enable consumers to consider an aircraft’s seat dimensions, storage space, video screen viewability and in-flight amenities.

TripAdvisor is owned by Expedia, but Bryan Saltzburg, general manager of new initiatives, said that both Expedia and Travelocity will “play together.” He cites the “transparency of Fees Estimator and the joint participation of competitors and Travelocity.”

  • Sheila

    Sounds like this flight tool could be very useful. Any idea on the time table for implementing it?

  • Steve Surjaputra

    It’s already there for you to use :).