Airline-backed travel Web site Orbitz readies for launch day scrutiny

SiliconValley:

“At least two-dozen airlines have agreed to provide Orbitz with all of their published fares, including so-called Web fares, which are heavily discounted tickets promoted on their own Internet sites. The agreement stipulates that airlines cannot publish cheaper fares anywhere else without making them available at www.orbitz.com.”

02/2015: Merged with Expedia.

07/27/2001: Can These Two Companies Fly Higher?, Orbitz says competitors are ganging up.

06/28/01: Euro airlines plan online travel site (the name’s Opodo) ; Why Opodo is no Orbitz.

06/07/2001: Orbitz travel bookings soar above expectations.

06/05/01 update: Orbitz Takes Off.

 

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