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News Releases Permanently Removes Flight Booking Fees

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ( announced today that it has permanently removed airline ticket booking fees* on domestic and international flights. This move follows a successful promotional trial that began in April. By removing flight booking fees and adding the protection of Flight Price Assurance, Orbitz clearly establishes itself as the best place for consumers to book their flights online.

Orbitz led the industry with the launch of Price Assurance in June of 2008. Flight Price Assurance promises that customers will get the best Orbitz price for their flights. It's simple: you book a flight on Orbitz, another Orbitz customer subsequently books the same ticket at a lower published fare, and Orbitz sends you a check for the difference. Price Assurance is a permanent offering that is completely automatic.

"Orbitz is committed to providing travelers great value and peace of mind," said Barney Harford, president and CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "We've removed booking fees and added the protection of Flight Price Assurance to deliver unbeatable savings to Orbitz customers."

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*Excludes multi-carrier itineraries and flights originating outside the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

About ( is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its website to the general public in June 2001, has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. is owned by Orbitz Worldwide.

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Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo (, the Away Network (, and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business ( For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit

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