In a press release today, United and Expedia announced the extension of their relationship that will continue to allow Expedia and Hotwire users to have full access to United/Continental’s entire timetable for booking flights. Obviously this is good news for other Star Alliance Partners like Lufthansa, US Airways, etc. due to codesharing agreements among alliance members.
As part of the agreement, United will connect its customers to Expedia’s affiliate network of approximately 145,000 hotels world wide. I suspect this will continue to allow United customers to directly book hotel rooms at the same time they book their airline tickets.
Nothing really earth shattering with this news, more of an extension of an existing relationship thats been in place for 15 years.