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Jury Won’t Hear Sabre Argument That US Airways Lured It Into Lawsuit

The US Airways v. Sabre antitrust case now is in the jury’s hands. The evidence it’s considering does not include everything Sabre wanted it to…

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‘Seriously, Keep This To Yourself, Tell No One’

New York — U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield in October told the jury in the US Airways v. Sabre trial here that to prove conspiracy,…

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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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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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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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United’s Kirby Describes Alleged Sabre Threats Against US Airways On Participation Agreements

New York — When Scott Kirby in August left American Airlines for United Airlines, his roughly $13 million separation agreement provided that he would still…

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