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Big Four Got About One-Third Of Total Sabre Incentives

New York — Sabre in 2011 paid a total of $647 million in travel agency incentives, according to evidence in the US Airways v. Sabre…

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As His Company Sued Sabre, Doug Parker Claimed Scant Knowledge About Travel Agencies

New York — Doug Parker is chairman and CEO of American Airlines, which continued the lawsuit against Sabre that his previous company, US Airways, filed…

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Why It’s Difficult To Update Travel Agent Desktops

New York — It’s easy to make fun of the traditional “green” screens that travel agents use, but it’s really hard to replace them. Executives…

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Nobel Laureate Opines On Who Should Fund Business Travel Distribution

New York — “Business people are very excited about competition in every sector except their own.” With that quip, Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz opened…

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

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

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Trial Reveals Sabre GDS Incentives Paid To Big Travel Management Companies

New York — As they consolidate and grow, travel agencies earn more incentive money from global distribution system providers. Just how much has been hard…

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Shelved US Airways Direct Connect Evokes Airline Distribution Aspirations

[UPDATE, Nov. 28, 2016: The Germany-based distributor with which US Airways tested its Farelogix-powered direct connection was consolidator Aerticket, according to case testimony. US Airways…

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