American Airlines reaches Expedia deal

5th Apr 2011
American Airlines reaches Expedia deal

American Airlines has reached a deal with Expedia to allow the companies to resume doing business together, effective immediately.

Access to fares and schedule information of American Airlines and its subsidiary American Eagle has been restored for search and ticketing on Expedia and Hotwire sites.

The deal follows a falling out in January this year, which saw American Airlines tickets withdrawn from Expedia sites.

Expedia said it plans to access American’s fares, schedules, and customised travel products and services via American’s direct connect link by using aggregation technology provided by a GDS.

Expedia is committed to working with airlines, GDS and other technology partners to ensure continued innovation within the Expedia marketplace.

Additional terms were not disclosed.

January Fall Out

Expedia was forced to stop selling American Airlines tickets in January after a disagreement over terms.

Online travel retailer Expedia has stopped selling American Airlines tickets following a disagreement over terms.

With contracts between the two partners up for renewal, AA had been pushing for more favourable terms.

Airlines have to pay a commission every time people search a particular flight, look up a fare or book a trip.

The Texas-based airline said at the time it would rather sell more tickets through its own website, saying Expedia is too costly.



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