Neither the Justice Department nor any of the companies involved in the investigation would provide specific information on the probe. "The antitrust division is investigating the possibility of anti-competitive practices in the global distributions industry," said Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona. Cost-conscious airlines have been at odds with some online travel agents over distribution costs and methods. AMR Corp, parent of American Airlines, said on Friday it would cooperate with the investigation. "American welcomes this investigation by the Department of Justice and intends to cooperate fully," the carrier said in a statement. Sabre Holdings Corp said it had also been contacted. Get the full story at Reuters