American Airlines Tickets Not Bookable On Orbitz

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    While we're not often exposed to them as consumers, airline contracts can get pretty sticky on the back end sometimes. Back in the day airlines paid travel agents generous commissions for just about all kinds of bookings, which have been slowly but surely cut over the years. Nowadays as a general rule of thumb, travel agents typically only earn a commission on full fare or premium cabin tickets, since the margins there are a bit higher. So that's why it's not unusual to see travel agents charging booking fees nowadays, since they're typically not getting paid directly by the airline. Of course the bigger online travel agencies (OTAs) have continued to have a bit more clout, given the volume of business they're bringing the airlines. Unfortunately that doesn't always seem to go over smoothly, as American Airlines and Orbitz have cut ties effective immediately. The post American Airlines Tickets Not Bookable On Orbitz appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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