American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract.
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Federal regulators are weighing whether to make airlines reveal prices for baggage and other fees to online sellers like Orbitz and Expedia.
Some airlines are making travelers work a little bit harder to find a good deal. Carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly on their websites.
When Orbitz learned users of Apple products spend as much as 30-percent more than their Windows-using counterparts on hotels, the site began offering up pricier options first to those surfing from a Mac.
A court ordered American Airlines to post and sell flights on Orbitz again, more than five months after the airline pulled its listings from the website.
American Airlines says the government is investigating whether ticket-distribution systems are violating federal antitrust laws.
Orbitz said that it will vigorously defend itself against a lawsuit filed by American Airlines, a dispute over commissions.
American Airlines says it’s talking to Orbitz and Expedia about resuming the listing of American flights on the travel websites.
Expedia has stopped selling tickets on American Airlines flights, the latest twist in a simmering pricing dispute.
American Airlines pulled its flights from the Orbitz travel website on Tuesday in a dispute that could eventually affect the way travelers buy airplane tickets online.