Clipped Wings On The Web

Are airlines out to crush the online travel industry?

It's the hottest business on the Web: From tiny startups such as Travelogix to Microsoft Corp.'s Expedia, online travel is booming. Revenues should hit $827 million this year, say researchers Jupiter Communications, rising to as much as $9 billion by 2002. So why are these companies and the airlines they serve at loggerheads?

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