United chief commercial officer Andrew Nocella went on to say that United will instead focus on working with distribution partners better suited to selling its product. Hesaid Expedia "has been historically very good at selling our lowest fares, but quite honestly, we think we can sell our lowest fares just as well."

Among the Expedia Group websites that would stop selling United are Expedia.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire and CheapTickets. The travel management company Egencia would not be impacted.