Case Details Sabre’s Airline Segment Fees, Including Southwest’s Advantage

By | November 15, 2016

[UPDATE, Dec. 21, 2016: Adds testimony at bottom about the differing levels of service provided to Southwest versus legacy U.S. network carriers like US Airways.]

New York — Industry pros always figured Southwest Airlines paid less to global distribution system providers like Sabre than other big airlines. Now they know how much.

Southwest's 2010 per-segment fee to Sabre at U.S. points of sale was $1.35, according to testimony in the US Airways v. Sabre trial here. Segment fees that year were . . .

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