Air Fares Informative - Orbitz, Travelocity, et al are getting real competition
The third-party airfare agencies, such as Orbitz and Travelocity, are now facing some heavy competition. The competition is not another booking site, but the airlines themselves. Due to the poor economy and the lower cost of fuel the airlines are cutting regular fares.
A few airlines may also be cutting their ties with third-party agents because they will save money by not having to pay commissions.