Published: 27 Oct 2008: American Airlines has reportedly settled a dispute with travel search engine Kayak.
As per the information available, the airlines´ fares are again being displayed on the site, according to businessweek.com.
Details and terms of the agreement were confidential, said Tim Smith, an American spokesman.
American sued Kayak, which also owns the SideStep travel search engine, in state court in Fort Worth in August. It charged that Kayak broke an agreement by displaying the airline´s fares through other parties. Kayak then pulled American´s listings, leaving the search engine without any listings of flights on the nation´s biggest airline.
American notified its frequent fliers about the settlement recently, highlighted the report.
Currently, Kayak, with SideStep, drives the meta search category, with five million and three million monthly unique users, respectively, according to Compete. However, most of this activity has centered around selling flights (in case of Kayak, the flight vs hotel activity split is 81 percent for flights, 78 percent in case of SideStep, 97 percent in case of Farecast, 95 percent in case of Mobissimo and 64 percent in case of Yahoo!´s Farechase property).