Defense Rests After Witnesses Rebut US Airways Account Of Sabre’s Strong-Arming

By | December 13, 2016

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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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 into Northstar Travel Media’s BTN Group. 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.