MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A major air carrier which has a hub at Miami International Airport is pulling the plug on the Orbitz travel site.
American Airlines and US Airways have announced that they are pulling their flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract.READ MORE: Could College Athletes Profit from Adult Entertainment?
American said Tuesday that it had already dropped its fares from the travel website and that US Airways listings would be pulled on September 1st.
American Airlines Group Inc. President Scott Kirby says the company tried to reach a deal that would keep distribution costs competitive with low-cost carriers.READ MORE: Florida Doctors Blast Governor Ron DeSantis Over COVID-19
Corporate customers of the airlines will still be able to book travel on Orbitz, but individuals will have to go to the airlines’ websites or other travel agents — including online ones such as Expedia and Travelocity. American expects these changes will have minimal disruptions for its customers.
Tickets already purchased through Orbitz websites remain valid for travel, but changes to reservations must be made through each airline’s reservations department.
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