Expedia Grounds American Airlines Following Dispute

Expedia is banning American Airline tickets from its online travel database, claiming that the airline’s new strategy is “anti-consumer” and “anti-choice.” The decision was made this weekend, and follows a dispute between American Airlines and Orbitz, which removed its listings last month, Reuters reports. Expedia claims American Airlines’ new model will result in higher costs and reduced transparency for consumers, and American Airlines has defended the move, by saying it has seen higher ticket sales without the help of the online travel sites.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik