United Airlines, Expedia Sign Multi-Year Deal Ending Court Battle

By Jesse Sokolow on 16 September 2019
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IMG_2560United Airlines and Expedia said that the two had reached a deal to continue online ticket sales after a messy court battle.

The airline had previously said it would end its relationship with Expedia on September 30, 2019 and Expedia had sued United after it said it would withhold fare data from the online travel giant.

The agreement covers a multiyear period but the two companies did not specify how long it would be in force or any other terms.

“This new agreement ushers in an expanded relationship, meeting the strategic objectives of both companies and benefiting travelers around the world,” the two companies said in a statement on Monday, adding that the two “will work to expand cooperation into other areas in the near future.”

The deal will allow United to expand its relationship with Expedia Partner Solutions, the business-to-business group within Expedia, and build on United’s relationship with Egencia, Expedia’s corporate-travel unit.

In April, a federal judge in New York City ruled in favor of United and denied Expedia’s motion to grant a preliminary injunction against the airline thatwould have required it to continue to provide flight data after the expiration of the two companies’ partnership deal on September 30.

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