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    TripAdvisor adds aircraft details

    Flight searches on TripAdvisor just got more detail-oriented, with information about the aircraft’s legroom, Wi-Fi capabilities, and entertainment options, as well as baggage fees and traveler photos of the plane’s interior.

    This will allow passengers to differentiate between flights that are priced the same to find the one that will best suit their needs, according to the Newton-based travel site. Long-legged travelers, for instance, can see which planes offer better legroom — labeled “tight,” “average,” or “spacious” — and which offer extra legroom for an additional fee. When available, TripAdvisor also posts passenger photos from SeatGuru, an all-things-airline-seat site owned by TripAdvisor that show distance between rows, cabin interiors, and other amenities.

    As before, travelers will be sent to booking websites to purchase flights.


    The addition of in-flight amenities and photos, which began Tuesday, will be available in 17 languages across 31 countries.

    Katie Johnston

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