In what could be a thawing in a cold war over how airline tickets are sold, Expedia Inc. settled its dispute with American Airlines Inc. Monday and put the Fort Worth-based carrier’s fares and schedules back on its online travel site.

Expedia had pulled American’s inventory from its Expedia.com travel portal Jan. 1 after American yanked its fares from Expedia rival Orbitz.com. At issue was how the travel sites obtained American’s fare information.

The new agreement, its terms undisclosed, restores American’s flights to Expedia immediately. What isn’t as clear is whether Expedia is agreeing to American’s position to work directly with its ticketing systems through American’s Direct Connect product.

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