Orbitz Odd Man Out As Other Big Travel Companies Kiss and Make Up
It was announced yesterday that American Airlines and Expedia had come to an agreement. Once again, travelers will be able to purchase tickets on that carrier via the Expedia website. Both players are even making vague noises about special discounts for AA being posted at Expedia, thanks to a change in the way these deals are delivered technologically.
This leaves Orbitz in the dust. Not only is it still not carrying American Airlines seats, but last week it apparently broke with the largest car rental concern in the world, Enterprise (which also controls Alamo), meaning Orbitz customers will have less choice for both airfares and car rentals.
'Tis a shame. Orbitz had (to my mind at least) the most user-friendly interface of the "Big Three" and had been a good site in the past for deals.