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Google flights charges no middleman fee. It definitely would have added a carry on. you can easily remove it

I just checked and, by default, Google doesn't add a carry-on or checked bag. It could be taxes and fees.

I don't know why they wouldn't start charging a middleman fee someday. What other value would they get from building Google Flights?

If you get access to someone's travel history, future travel plans, and their purchase habits (luggage weight, how many people you travel with, etc), this information is worth a lot more to an advertisement company than a mere middleman fee.

I've never been given the option to book directly through Google flights - I don't think they offer that option, so I'm not sure how they would charge a middleman fee.

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