Tag: AA Sabre dispute

What would US Air acquisition of AA mean to GDS disputes?

This is the multi-million dollar question.  The US GDS companies might hope that an acquisition of this size and scope would remove the focus of one or both carriers on the GDS dispute.  This might be true if US Airways had not gotten into the fray on what I will call “GDS Market Domination”, aka […]

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AA/Sabre – Will anyone win on this? (besides the attorneys)

In case you missed the story last week, here is a little tit for tat on the latest in the AA/Sabre argument from this snippet of an article from Travel Weekly in the UK —————————— A spokesman for American said: “We believe evidence will show that, among other illegal behaviour, Sabre has used its market […]

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Another day, another lawsuit

American Accuses Sabre of Staging Bookings Boycott in Reservations Dispute – Bloomberg And here we thought that they had at least temporarily kissed and made up….  The engines are revving again….

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Not sure we can beat the intrigue of the AA/GDS debates, but this show will try

    I don’t know about you, but I’m a little weary of the drama and intrigue of the current AA/GDS debates, so I thought I’d take a lighthearted stab at blogging about another kind of drama.  AA announced to its customers today that they have extended the deadline on their content agreement “well into […]

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GBTA Update: Travel Distribution: The Picture of Chaos

5 And if the technology choices were not confusing enough, it takes a scoreboard to tell who is suing who, who has reached a truce and where new connectivity options could provide a new business model option to the various players in the travel ecosystem. It is NOT business as usual. from:  Direct Connect:  The […]

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Sabre Executive Sees Truce In American Airlines’ Standoff – WSJ.com

Sabre Executive Sees Truce In American Airlines’ Standoff – WSJ.com The fat lady may be warming up to sing. Stay tuned.

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Sympathy for American Airlines? I must be going soft….

American Airlines now talking Direct-Connect with American Express, no deal though | Tnooz (click link to read original TNooz article) As I prepare to moderate the Direct Connect HOT Seat panel next week at GBTA in Denver, a light has actually come on for me. After I read the article by Kevin May at Tnooz […]

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The Slow Motion Train Wreck Slows Again :: Sabre, AA Extend Pact – by Just One Week

click HERE to read Michele’s original article Really?  Sigh….. Perhaps the lawyers want the long weekend to get a deal inked.  Or maybe the negotiators are tired and wanting to take the weekend off.  Or worse, both parties just want the judge to decide for them the fate of their distribution relationship. All we can […]

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I feel like we are watching a slow motion train wreck

American Airlines reassures agencies over Sabre impasse | Tnooz (click here to read Tnooz article) The interesting thing about this whole debate is that the whole argument about “direct connect” is really about “GDS bypass”.  This is NOT a discussion about technology folks.  It is – plain and simple – a business model issue. There […]

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Does the Travelport contract extension put pressure on AA/Sabre to kiss and make up?

    Last Friday, while the Republicans and Democrats were hashing out the debt crisis in Washington, a quiet announcement was made in Dallas that AA and Travelport had come to a truce.  By definition, a truce is not full resolution of the battle, but at least Apollo, Galileo and Worldspan agencies will have a […]

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