New York - In its lawsuit against Sabre, American Airlines contends that US Airways in 2011 had "no choice" but to accept purportedly onerous terms for participating in the global distribution system. Witnesses for the airline alleged that Sabre insisted on a contract for full content, or else US Airways risked being out of the system altogether. The defense rested its case Monday after calling witnesses including several Sabre officials who delivered a consistent denial of the airline's story.

Testifying in October, AA's John Gustafson said that he started talking to Sabre about terms for a new . . .

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