FareCompare - a "meta" search site that doesn't sell tickets but rather culls fare and flight information and provides links to airlines and other sites for booking — had been getting its Delta fare information from Orbitz, said CEO Rick Seaney. He said Delta requested that Orbitz.com stop supplying fare information to "downstream affiliates," sites such as FareCompare, as part of a move by it and other airlines to trim ticket-distribution costs by cutting out some of the middlemen. Delta also withdrew its fares from a dozen online sites including CheapoAir.com, OneTravel.com and Bookit.com. Get the full story at The Seattle Times