Recently, many major online travel agencies are temporarily waiving the $7 to $12 fees they charge to book an airline ticket for economy-friendly purposes, while some are also permanently waiving the fee, Expedia being one of the main agencies. 

Last week, Expedia announced it was also eliminating change and cancellation fees for hotels, car rentals and cruises. Competitors Orbitz and Travelocity, meanwhile, still charge $25 for some hotel changes or cancellations, and are only temporarily waiving fees and allowing customers to book flights on their sites for free until a later date.  Orbitz and Travelocity may even permanently waive the fee with strong competition coming from Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire (both Priceline and Hotwire have not been charging booking fees since 2007).  

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