American Airlines is in active discussions and expects to reach settlements with the two largest U.S. online travel agents, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a senior executive at the airline's parent AMR Corp .

The company, which blocked Expedia Inc and Orbitz Worldwide Inc from selling its tickets after a contract dispute, is committed to changing the way others sell its tickets, the Journal said, quoting Cory Garner, American's director of distribution strategies.

AMR Corp could not be immediately reached for comment by Reuters outside regular U.S. business hours.

American removed its listings and other features from Orbitz last month, saying it needed to cut distribution costs. It also contended the model used by online travel agencies prevents it from offering the lowest possible fares.

Expedia dropped American Airlines' tickets from its listings on Sunday, saying the airline's new commercial strategy is anti-consumer and anti-choice.

Orbitz and Expedia did not immediately respond to phone calls seeking comments by Reuters outside regular U.S. business hours.

(Reporting by Abhinav Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by David Holmes)