Expedia is renewing its agreement with American Airlines Group for distribution of American Airlines and US Airways flights on Expedia, Travelocity and Hotwire sites. In addition, the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) and AA Vacations have entered into a partnership for EAN to supply hotel content via aa.com.
The agreement also adds provisions for Expedia, Travelocity and Hotwire sites to offer paid seating options to millions of leisure customers shopping and booking travel through select sites within the Expedia, Inc. brand portfolio beginning in late 2015. These new options will include Main Cabin Extra seats that provide fliers up to six inches of additional leg room and priority boarding as well as Preferred Seats with standard legroom in a more favorable cabin location. Expedia, Inc. customers will be able to easily identify, select and purchase these paid seating options via the online seat map.
Commenting on the agreement, Greg Schulze, senior vice president of Global Tour & Transport at Expedia, Inc. said, “We are thrilled that our expanded agreement with American Airlines Group enables us to offer a broader set of options so our travelers can find the perfect trip and seat across any of the nearly 350 destinations served by American Airlines.”
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