Testimony In Sabre Trial Suggests Distribution Fees Paid By Airlines Could Decline Under NDC

Wilmington, Del. — Sabre has entertained the idea of charging airlines lower prices for bookings made through NDC-compliant connections than it does for those made traditionally. The information emerged here Thursday during testimony at the United States of America v. Sabre trial

According to evidence presented in the trial, American, Delta and United as of June 2019 were paying Sabre a weighted average of about $2.30 per segment for bookings using traditional protocols.

Inflation-adjusted rates paid have . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

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