Expedia’s New Feature Aims to Keep You From Being Surprised by Airline Fees

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Don’t you hate it when you think you’ve found a steal of a deal on a flight only to realize later the reason it was priced so low is because you got the worst seats with zero legroom and no allowance for carry-on bags?

Well, Expedia is looking to change that.

The site will be rolling out new features that allow customers booking flights to get more information on the benefits and restrictions that come with the selected airfare, Travel and Leisure reported. Customers will also be able to see video and photos of the cabins on those flights.

These new features are being made possible through Expedia’s expanded partnership with Routehappy and will also extend to other sites under Expedia’s brand, including Travelocity, Trivago and Orbitz, the publication said.

An exact date for the roll-out of the new features wasn’t reported, but David Krieger, senior director at Expedia, told APEX Media it would happen “in the near future.”

Although Expedia already includes information about flight amenities and gives a quality score for airlines, the additional features will help travelers make more informed decisions about their purchases.

Because as smart consumers, we want to know exactly what we’re paying for upfront — instead of getting surprised later on down the line.

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.