So American accused Kayak of breach of contract over the summer, but the two settled their dispute last week, according to two Kayak spokesmen. Besides gushing that they were “delighted,” the Kayak officials declined any farther comment on terms of the settlement and American spokesmen declined all comment whatsoever.
The settlement, which was not formally announced, comes as American launches a lawsuit charging Yahoo.com, a major Internet site, over its practices. American claimed that Yahoo was using its name and copyrighted trademarks (AA.com, AAvantage, etc) but was not sending traffic to American’s own website. American recently settled a similar lawsuit against Google.