TripAdvisor.com, the big Web site best known for its reader-generated worldwide hotel reviews, has launched itself into the airfare wars today by introducing a feature that lets you find a cheap airline ticket -- plus calculates the cost of checking a bag on the airline you choose.
Checked baggage fees of up to $50 per bag can add hundreds of dollars to the cost of travel for a family.
"It really shows the impact that baggage has on total cost," says Brian Saltzburg, general manager of the new initiative. "We think the product meets what consumers have been looking for."
The site launches today.