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Skiplagged and Orbitz Worldwide Agree to Terms to Settle Lawsuit

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet travel site Skiplagged and Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) have agreed to terms that will settle litigation filed by Orbitz, under which Skiplagged will not redirect traffic to Orbitz.com and other Orbitz Worldwide websites. In addition, Skiplagged agreed not to use Orbitz Worldwide brands, logos, trademarks, images or other copyrighted materials on the Skiplagged website or mobile apps. Under the settlement agreement, neither party admitted wrongdoing.

The agreement removes Orbitz Worldwide from litigation it jointly filed with United Airlines against Skiplagged on November 17, 2014 relating to Skiplagged's publication of airline hidden-city price and route information. Orbitz joined in the litigation after Skiplagged declined a request to disable hidden-city booking links to Orbitz, which Orbitz believed posed contractual risks for the company relating to supplier agreements with certain airlines and infringed Orbitz' trademarks.

Orbitz and Skiplagged declined any further comment about the settlement.

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a leading global online travel company using technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz (orbitz.com), ebookers (ebookers.com), HotelClub (hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (orbitzpartnernetwork.com) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world's largest airlines, bank loyalty programs and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at investors.orbitz.com.

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