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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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AA/BA Merger?

Could another big airline merger take off? The president of American Airlines‘ parent company hopes so. In the New York Times Deal Book today, Michael De La Merced wrote:  Thomas W. Horton, president of the AMR Corporation, told The Times of London that he hoped to see a merger of his company with the International …

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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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AMR American Airlines Stock may reach an all time low

The stock trading chart for AMR, the parent of American Airlines, looks like the downward trek from the summit of Mount Everest.  It last traded at $4.36, with today’s rates bouncing between $4.26 and $4.59.  The 52 week high is $8.98. This past week American announced the largest aircraft order in history with Boeing and Airbus.  Next …

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Distribution Battles: AA and Sabre – I can hear the engines revving

  Of my 30+ year career in the travel industry, 13 years of my career were spent with the GDS companies.  Since 1996, I have been doing strategic consulting to companies throughout the travel ecosystem value chain on the nuances of multi-channel distribution, both from a technology and a business model perspective. To order a …

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