American Airlines Sues Orbitz

Not even a week after American Airlines finished settling things with Expedia, the company is now suing Orbitz. This suit is due to the fact that Orbitz isn't playing nice with American and using their direct booking pipeline. This battle of online travel aggregators versus travel providers is nothing new. I can see how American would prefer Orbitz to use the direct booking engine, but is it suit-worthy if they don't? I'm not a lawyer, but this one doesn't add up to me. Apparently, it doesn't add up to Travelport, the owner of Orbitz, as they referred to the suit as a "ludicrous, meritless antitrust lawsuit.” Sigh... more frivolous lawsuits that do nothing but put money in lawyers' pockets.


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