[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 was disappointed with the volume of bookings processed this way.]
New York — According to court testimony, US Airways six years ago prepared to pay travel agencies as much as $4 per ticket issued through a new direct connection. It was ready to opt out of the prevailing discount program and pay Sabre's "rack rates" on remaining GDS bookings if Sabre dropped a prohibition against direct connections . . .