Orbitz.com drops flight booking fees

/ Source: The Associated Press

Online travel site Orbitz.com said Monday that it has gotten rid of the booking fees on its domestic and international flights.

The company said its price assurance program, started in June 2008, also ensures customers will get the best price for their trip. If a customer books an Orbitz flight and another Orbitz customer books the same flight at a lower cost, the company said it will pay the difference between the two tickets.

In April, Orbitz said it was cutting booking fees on all of its hotel bookings worldwide, if booked by July 15.