New York — Airline-GDS relationships are often contentious, putting corporate clients and travel management companies in the middle. Why hasn't anyone considered blowing up the model? They have.

Evidence and testimony in the US Airways v. Sabre trial here showed that Sabre, for one, has thought about a number of alternatives to airline segment fee remuneration. At least as of a few years ago, in fact, a big chunk of its bookings were processed using a different scheme altogether.

Traditionally and still for the most part, bookings processed . . .

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