FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – American Airlines and US Airways will no longer place flight listings on Orbitz after they were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract.
American said Tuesday that it had already dropped its fares from the travel website and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Sept. 1.
“We have worked tirelessly with Orbitz to reach a deal with the economics that allow us to keep costs low and compete with low-cost carriers,” said Scott Kirby, President of American Airlines. “While our fares are no longer on Orbitz, there are a multitude of other options available for our customers, including brick and mortar agencies, online travel agencies, and our own websites.”
Corporate customers of the airlines will still be able to book travel on Orbitz, but individuals will have to go to the airlines’ websites or other travel agents – including online ones such as Expedia and Travelocity.
Any tickets previously purchased through Orbitz websites remain valid for travel, though reservation changes must now be made through the airline’s reservations department.
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