AA Reaches Agreement with Expedia/Hotwire - Sales Resume

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    Link here.

    No indication of which side ended up giving in during this long stalemate (my money's on AA ;)), but flights on AA should now be available for purchase on Expedia and Hotwire.

    No news on Orbitz though.
     
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    Wasn't part of the dispute about using AA's direct connect link?
     
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    Right, but the announcement is vague and uses the term "initially". Since we don't have any details on what that means (will they revert if certain conditions aren't met? will they phase out entirely? will they do a mix? etc...) we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

    Or just be happy they have kissed and made up and move on with our traveling lives. :)
     
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    Just did a search on Expedia, AA didnt come up as any of the flights I could see on the 1st page. Then on the left side, put AA as the airline for the search and it came up after a long search.
     
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    Just did a test run myself and AA was the first option. What were you searching?
     
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    fat-lhr april 8-26th. Just tried it again. I see no AA on top or on the first page, when doing a general search.
     
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    Weird. I was searching ORD-DFW and was seeing it just fine, but then I tried your itinerary and nothing. At first I thought it was an "international" issue, but I can get ORD-NRT just fine too.

    Guess the first day back isn't 100%.
     
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    Could be, or they are allowing AA back, but maybe not a huge priority?
     
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    My money's with your money. I think AA is feeling a lot of pressure from all sides, and decided Expedia was the lesser of its evils, but I suppose we just don't know.
     
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    I'm just happy that there is another consolidator that I can book vacations on with my carrier of choice and look out for potential coupons to further lower the cost.
     
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