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The numbers don’t lie – stop the obsession with the air traveler

It is a Labor Day tradition for AAA to report the number of people traveling by car for the long weekend. This weekend is no different. Highest Labor Day Travel Numbers Since Recession AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This makes […]

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GDS and airline executives exposed as being the backup band for the Seekers

Don’t you miss the good old days in the travel industry when everyone liked one another?   When American and United respectively (and respectfully) built Sabre and Apollo (now operating under the Travelport banner) and changed the travel agency industry forever? I think I hear Sam Gilliland and Tom Horton both playing ukelele on this rendition

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The winner of the “Statement of the Obvious Award” is AA’s Gerard Arpey

There is no secret to the fact that there is enormous revenue at risk here and enormous stakes in the outcome of these discussions with the GDSs, and that’s why, candidly, they have wound up in court, because we are trying to break some of these monopolistic practices.                

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Distribution Basics: And what role do the GDSs play? Part 3 of 3 (otherwise known as You Get What You Pay For) CORRECTED

This is part 3 of 3 in the discussion about the distribution portfolio of American Airlines. In the previous two posts, we’ve looked at the internal CRS environment of the airline (which for AA is Sabre’s Airline Solutions) and we’ve looked at the technology necessary on the consumer front to power the website and to

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