American Airlines Settles Antitrust Feud With Travelport

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT) -- American Airlines Inc. said Wednesday that it had settled its antitrust claims against airfare distributor Travelport Ltd., resolving its allegations that Travelport conspired with Orbitz Worldwide Inc. and other companies to block the now-bankrupt airline's attempt to create a competing online ticketing system.

The arrangement calls for American Airlines' and Travelport's once-competing online systems to be integrated, enabling Travelport to still offer its customers access to American Airlines flights while allowing American Airlines to "merchandize its full line of products through Travelport," said Dan Westbrook, Travelport's...
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