American Airlines throws monopoly lawsuit at Travelport and Orbitz
Yet more legal shenanigans from the US with American Airlines filing an antitrust action at Travelport and Orbitz over the ongoing Direct-Connect issue.
The carrier, which has been involved in a dizzying array of legal actions with the pair over recent months, issued the complaint filed in a federal court in Texas, US, late-yesterday citing concerns over the anticompetitive nature of the GDS and online travel agency’s distribution agreements.
The suit says:
Orbitz has hit back in a statement issued this morning, claiming the suit is “baseless” and the “latest in a series of tactics to force Orbitz to adopt an airline ticket distribution model that limits consumer choice and inhibits competition”.