For the second time this month, American Airlines is offering discounted airfare on Web travel agencies Travelocity, Yahoo and Orbitz for one day only. On Aug. 7, bargain-hunting travelers swarmed Travelocity and Yahoo after American announced deeply discounted fares. Travelocity saw a 24 percent increase in sales that day but the traffic spike stalled the site several times during the day.
An airfare war has raged this summer as the major carriers try to lure back business and leisure travelers, who have stayed home more during the economic slowdown. The sale includes fares for travel within the Continental United States and lasts until 10 p.m. PDT Thursday.