Hipmunk wants to take its so-called agony-relieving flight search service to markets beyond the US, so has opted for Amadeus to help it out.
Google Flight Search does not yet support international flight search, but that hasn’t stopped ITA Software, which is owned by Google, from striking a couple of new international deals.
It’s been eight months since Kayak filed its registration statement for an IPO and there have been five amendments in the interim, but Kayak has yet to become a public company.
Orbitz Worldwide revealed several months ago that it renewed its contract with ITA Software for airfare searches, but what wasn’t known until today is that OWW’s U.S. sites will begin migrating a percentage of bookings to Travelport’s rival e-Pricing solution before the end of 2011.
The proposed settlement in the Google-ITA Software deal requires the parties to negotiate new contracts and renewals for ITA’s QPX and looming InstaSearch customers, but Google and ITA are free to develop exclusive products without having to pass them along to clients.
Orbitz Worldwide, which was ITA Software’s first customer, renewed an agreement to use ITA’s airfare search product on Orbitz.com and sister site CheapTickets.com through 2015.
Travelport is using its financial muscle to ensure that Orbitz Worldwide does not establish a direct-connect with American Airlines — or any other airline.