Posted June 15, 2018

Mezi Winds Down TMC Partnerships Post Amex Acquisition

Before American Express acquired chatbot builder Mezi, three travel management companies—Adelman Travel, Casto Travel and WTMC—had partnered with the tech startup for their own message-based offerings. Five months after the payment company acquired it, Mezi has wound down work with TMCs. Read More »
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Posted February 27, 2018

Supreme Court Justices Hear Amex Case, Airing Different Takes On 'Two-Sided' Competition

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether provisions in American Express' contracts with merchants are anticompetitive. The liberal wing of the court posed questions and offered statements to suggest they are. Read More »
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Posted January 30, 2018

Amex Acquires Chat Startup Mezi, Which Declares Commitment To Current TMC Clients

American Express announced Tuesday that it has acquired Mezi, a mobile travel concierge and chat-assisted booking application that won a few travel management company clients last year. Read More »
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Posted January 3, 2018

Airlines Back States In Amex Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Feb. 26 on a case involving anti-steering provisions American Express has included in contracts with merchants that accept its cards. Read More »
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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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