Building on a 15-year relationship, United Airlines and Expedia Inc. signed a new multi-year agreement.
"The travel distribution landscape is constantly changing, but our partnership with United remains strong," says Greg Schulze, Expedia's senior vice president of global tour and transport. "We are pleased to work strategically with United to extend its full range of products to millions of travelers."
There were no details about the move to further distribute the airline's "full range of products," but it likely refers to getting some of United's ancillary products, such as United Economy Plus, onto Expedia.com.
The deal also marks a win of sorts for the Expedia Affiliate Network. United will continue to offer EAN's nearly 145,000 hotels to visitors to United.com, the companies say. Officially, Travelscape, an Expedia brand, is the current provider for United Hotels.
Competition among US-based online travel agencies for private label or cobranded deals has been heating up, and Expedia managed to hang onto its United agreement for hotels.