American Airlines and Expedia reach settlement
American Airlines and Expedia signed a memorandum of understanding, paving the way for the airlines’ flights to get back on Expedia websites.
Fares and schedules for American Airlines and American Eagle are back on Expedia websites and those of sister company Hotwire.
It appears the two parties reached a compromise on the hot-button direct-connect issue.
Under the terms of the agreement, Expedia commits to accessing American’s flights via direct-connect within 12 months, according to a source.
The joint announcement states: “Expedia said it plans to access American’s fares, schedules and customized travel products and services via American’s direct connect link by using aggregation technology provided by a GDS,” the companies said.
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