Posted August 15, 2017

ASTA, Travel Tech, Others Back Sabre's Bid For US Airways Appeal

The American Society of Travel Agents, Travel Technology Association, Travelers United and two economists are backing Sabre's appeal of the judgment in the US Airways antitrust case. Read More »
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Posted July 20, 2017

Sabre Leans On DOJ-Amex Precedent In US Airways Appeal

Sabre on Wednesday filed a brief in support of its appeal of the December 2016 verdict and related U.S. District Court judgment on the antitrust contract claim it defended against US Airways and American Airlines, which adopted the case after the airlines' merger. Read More »
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Posted October 19, 2016

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, CWT Leads TMCs

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for five consecutive years. Read More »
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Posted October 10, 2016

Sabre Tries To Halt US Airways Trial, Citing DOJ-Amex Decision

With mere weeks to go before trial, Sabre has asked a federal court to toss remaining antitrust claims US Airways has pursued against the global distribution system operator. In an effort to head off proceedings set to begin Oct. 24, Sabre argued that a recent U.S. appeals court decision in favor of American Express "obviates" the need for trial. Read More »
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Posted September 29, 2016

Appeals Court Reverses DOJ's Antitrust Win In Favor Of Amex

A U.S. court of appeals this week ruled in favor of American Express and reversed an earlier U.S. district court decision that had sided with the U.S. Department of Justice to prohibit Amex's "non-discrimination provisions" on merchants. Read More »
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Posted May 29, 2015

Amex Vet Ed Gilligan Passes Away

American Express president Ed Gilligan died Friday after becoming "seriously ill on a flight home to New York," according to a memo from CEO Ken Chenault to American Express Employees. Read More »
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Posted May 20, 2015

Federal Court Denies Amex’s Request For Stay On Merchant Rule Changes

A U.S. district court on Tuesday denied American Express' request to wait until its appeal is over to amend merchant provisions the court had deemed unlawful. Instead, the court gave Amex 30 days to seek a longer stay from an appeals court, during which time the merchant deals will remain in place. Read More »
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Posted April 17, 2015

Southwest Pans Amex Merchant Pact Revisions, Pines For Chance To Steer

Southwest Airlines in a court filing this week blasted American Express' court-ordered proposal to amend the unlawful merchant agreements that prevent the airline and others from steering consumers to other forms of payment. Read More »
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Posted February 19, 2015

DOJ Prevails In Antitrust Lawsuit, Amex Vows Appeal

The judge overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against American Express ruled Thursday that provisions in its merchant agreements violate federal law and "constitute unreasonable restraints on trade." Read More »
Posted February 19, 2015

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