AA pulls inventory from Orbitz

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Once again American Airlines has pulled its flights from being sold via Orbitz. The last time they did this was in December 2010. In both instances it was all about the money: AA wants to pay Orbitz less for tickets sold and wants to be able to offer up more ancillary products through the OTAs. US inventory will disappear on 1 September pending any agreements to solve the impasse.

    http://blog.wandr.me/2014/08/american-airlines-pulls-fares-from-orbitz/
    www.aa.com/orbitz
     
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  2. Aktchi
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    Life will go on, for us and for them, but it shows Orbitz and AA in poor light.
     
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    Not consumer friendly.. This is a case where the main people getting hurt are the consumers because these companies can't agree on fees...
     
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    I for one couldn't care less. I am not an Orbitz type consumer of travel, and it would surprise me greatly if anyone on this board is either. The number crunchers at AA have no doubt done the math and figured out that they are better off without O than with.
     
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    Nah...they are decidedly better off with and on their own terms for the contract. They want both.

    As for why you should at least consider being an Orbitz customer every now and then, it does "fix" AA's broken married segment fare logic form time to time. That could save you real money even if you just use it for AA bookings.
     
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    I wish I knew what broken married segment logic meant. Or whatever you said.

    I tend to buy the fare that gets me where I need to be when I need to be there (with company dollars) so Orbitz isn't something that ever even occurs to me.
     
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    Got it. Thx
     
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    Does anybody remember how long did AA and Orbitz take to make up last time?
     
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    LOL it didnt take long for them to make up this time, fares back on orbitz.

    I m glad i dont need to hear that crappy intro about Orbitz fares each time i call since you cannot bypass it.
     
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