American Airlines Takes Off without Expedia and Orbitz

American Airlines’ new “direct connect” initiative is changing the way they partner with online travel agencies. Expedia and Orbitz are no longer a part of American’s airfare distribution process. So, what does this mean for you and how does this affect the way you shop for airline tickets? Watch as FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney discusses the key issues below:

Watch Rick discuss the subject further on Good Morning Texas and learn how to shop for Spring Break airline tickets to get the cheapest flights.

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Updated: November 16, 2015