Love Maharashtra? Then you wil love Marathikatta!
Home Politics Religion Media Biz Society Tech Travel Books Intl. Autos Automobiles
                    Movies   Aviation   Pharma   About Us   Feedback   Links
ORBITZ TICKET BOOKING
 


Orbitz flight ticket booking may face anti-trust case

BY OUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT
May 24, 2006

The promise of low flight ticket fares and customer-friendly service by the travel site, Orbitz has been proven true. Spawned in the late 1990s, Orbitz came at a time when airlines were struggling to reclaim some of the revenue earned by travel agents and websites for distributing flight tickets.

Then came Orbitz, from the five carriers - American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United. These airlines will never give fares lower than that of Orbitz's to any other competing sites. In addition, they will give the special offers exclusively through Orbitz.

But it is seen that, in some instances, the airline partners of Orbitz offer lower fares on a competing site. There can be many reasons behind this. For those sites that have access to ticket inventory through consolidators can be priced lower than that offered by Orbitz to its members. Since different sites have different levels of ticket reservation systems, in a scenario where the Orbitz's low fare tickets are sold out, the next competitor's price ma be a bit lower than that of Oritz's.

The US Department of Transportation, may review it for its antitrust concerns later this year. Orbitz ranks high for its simplicity, ease of use and minimalist look.

More related stories from Aviation


 

 

 

Auto news for auto freaks! iDrive.in
DWS community! / Cricket blog

 

Latest Stories in Aviation

 
May 31 2006 updates
Dragonair hikes Shanghai-Hong Kong flight fares

BMI flights from Southampton to Amsterdam

United Airlines to start Kuwait flights

Austrian Airlines hikes Moscow flight frequency

New Abu Dhabi - Bangkok flights from Etihad Airways

Cheap flight fares from Singapore Airlines

Northwest Airlines starts new Saipan-Tokyo flight

TAM to start Brazil - London flights

May 24 2006 updates
New Barcelona flights from Continental Airlines

More New York flights from Continental Airlines

Baltia Air Lines to fly to Russia

Delta launches Irish flights

Orbitz flight ticket booking may face anti-trust case

America West Express Farmington-Salt Lake city flights

Spirit Airlines starts flights to Boston

Southwest Airlines targets overseas flights

Doha-Sao Paulo direct flight from Qatar Airways

Air India Express Mangalore-Dubai flights soon
Bajpe airport gets ready to start international flights.

Cebu Pacific to start flights to Laoag
Cebu Pacific airlines hopes to occupy space vacated by PAL.

Lufthansa flight to Abu Dhabi via Bahrain
Cebu Pacific airlines hopes to occupy space vacated by PAL

SIA's Singapore-Singapore flights at cheap rates
Karnataka an important market for Singapore Airlines.

Swiss International Shanghai flights via Munich started
Part of service co-operation with Lufthansa.

Virgin Atlantic Jamaica flights from July

New Dubai-Hamburg-New York flight from Emirates
This is the second flight frequency hike in a year for Emirates.

Japan Airlines, Emirates to increase Dubai-Chubu flights
The code share agreement between Japan Airlines and Emirates comes into effect on June 1,2006.

New Bangalore-London flight from British Airways
Demand forces British Airways to add one flight to its Bangalore route.

Delta Airlines increases its Boston-New York flights
New manchester - Boston fights from delta Airlines.

New Hawaiian flights from United Airlines
New United flights to Hawaiian cities.

Pan Am Connection Clipper completes first flight to Tunica

EI AI announces more flights and discounts

Ryanair starts London Marseille flights

RyanAir's new flights from Dublin to Berlin

 

Latest Stories in Aviation

 

 

 

Latest updates    Contact Us - Feedback    About Us   Complete Flights Archive