Sabre Airline Solutions has secured a 10-year technology deal with Emirates-based airline Etihad.
With a June 1 deadline approaching, a Sabre official told customers the company doesn’t intend to immediately resume biasing American Airlines’ flights in the global distribution system.
Sabre and Travelocity signed full-content agreements with US Airways, with the proviso that they will get access to the airline’s Choice Seats ancillary service.
Travelport is seeking an injunction and damages against American Airlines, alleging that a 10% Kayak discount off American Airlines’ fares violates Travelport’s global distribution system full-content agreements with the airline.
The lawyers for American Airlines and Travelport had very busy Fridays as both companies took legal action against the other over American’s notice that it will pull out of Orbitz and the consequent ramifications to the full-content GDS agreement between American and Travelport.
Executives at global distribution systems lose years of sleep worrying whether they will sign airlines to full-content deals in the next round of negotiations, but, in a new video, Farelogix argues that these agreements actually are bad for travel agencies.
Amadeus and Air France-KLM extended their full-content agreement through the end of 2013, the companies say.