Reuters: AMR Corp, parent of American Airlines, said on Friday it would cooperate with a U.S. Justice Department probe that aims to determine whether third-party ticket sellers violated antitrust laws. The airline is at odds with some online travel agents over distribution costs and methods.
"American welcomes this investigation by the Department of Justice and intends to cooperate fully," the carrier said in a statement.
American Airlines last month filed a lawsuit claiming Orbitz Worldwide Inc (OWW.N) and airfare data provider Travelport made American's fares look higher to consumers than they were.
American last year stopped listing its fares on Orbitz after the travel agency refused to adopt American's new technology that would let consumers price their trips based on other factors besides just fares.