American Airlines, US Airways Withdrawing Fares From Orbitz

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Above: American Airlines planes in Miami (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

American Airlines has withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbiz, the carrier announced.

The airline will also be withdrawing US Airways fares from Orbitz effective Sep 1., the carrier said, though corporate clients that use Orbitz for Business to book travel will not be affected.

“We have worked tirelessly with Orbitz to reach a deal with the economics that allow us to keep costs low and compete with low-cost carriers,” said Scott Kirby, president of American Airlines. “While our fares are no longer on Orbitz, there are a multitude of other options available for our customers, including brick and mortar agencies, online travel agencies, and our own websites.”

In a release, American Airlines said the changes would “have minimal disruptions for its customers.”

Tickets already purchased through Orbitz will remain valid, although changes for travel must be made through each airline’s reservations department, the carrier said.