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Sabre and American Airlines trade shots over system withdrawal

05/13/2011| 9:10:43 AM| 中文

Will American Airlines withdraw from the Sabre global distribution system before their amended agreement expires at the end of August? And will Sabre bias the airline’s flights if their is no signed renewal at that juncture?

Will American Airlines withdraw from the Sabre global distribution system before their amended agreement expires at the end of August? And will Sabre bias the airline’s flights if their is no signed renewal at that juncture?

The battle for the hearts and minds of their mutual customers entered a new phase yesterday when Chris Kroeger,Sabre’s senior vice president of marketing, penned an email to customers alleging: “Recently, American Airlines (AA), through discussions and presentations with travel agencies and corporations, has indicated that it could be completely out of the Sabre global distribution system as of June 1, 2011.”

For the record, Ryan Mikolasik, a spokesman for American Airlines, acknowledges that the airline has been meeting with agency and corporate customers about contingencies if Sabre or another GDS disrupts or removes the airline’s content.

Read the full story at: http://www.tnooz.com/2011/05/11/news/sabre-and-american-airlines-trade-shots-over-system-withdrawal/

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