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AA Sabre dispute

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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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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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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