Delta pulls flights from 3 online travel websites; American pulls from Orbitz

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

Panama City Beach-- Delta airlines is severing it's relationships with several on-line travel companies, including Panama City beach based BookIt.con.

That means you will no longer be able to book travel Delta flights through BookIt.com as well as CheapOair.com and Onetravel.com.

Delta declined our request for an interview but released a statement saying they terminated their agreements with the three websites on December 17th and it will have no impact on booking through Delta.com.

BookIt.com Owner and Co-founder says he's not too worried.

"It means that we're going to make a few transitions. BookIt.com is certainly happy to sell Delta when its available to us. But we don't live and die by Delta airlines," said Bud Finlaw.

American Airlines made a similar move on Tuesday. You can no longer book American flights on Orbitz.com.

"So there's a move, a foot within the industry for airlines to try to get their customers to come directly to them instead of going through an online travel agency like us and American Airlines reacted by pulling all inventory off Orbitz, Delta's following by pulling from several websites," said Finlaw.

With more than 400 employees in Bay County, Finlaw says Delta's move will not effect any jobs.

"We are growing rapidly, we are doing very well and we're real happy to continue the hiring process. Nothing's been halted," said Finlaw.

BookIt.com still offers vacation packages with flights through American, US Air, Continental and United.


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