Posted August 7, 2018

Sabre Lines Up American, Mega TMCs For NDC Pilots

American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group have committed to work with Sabre to pilot "end-to-end" distribution capabilities that align with the New Distribution Capability standard. Sabre on Tuesday also named American Airlines as the first carrier to participate in tests. Read More »
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Posted July 31, 2018

Sabre Reports GDS Share Gains, Solid Travel Demand

Total bookings processed through the Sabre global distribution system rose nearly 8 percent year over year during the second quarter to 141 million. Sabre got a big boost from Australia-based Flight Centre, which in the past year finished converting GDS business in Australia and New Zealand from Travelport to Sabre. Read More »
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Posted July 25, 2018

Sabre Says Reorg Is Premised On Alignment, Not Job Cuts

Sabre announced a new organizational structure and the establishment of the Travel Solutions organization. Read More »
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Posted July 18, 2018

Amadeus Reaches Settlement On GDS Class Action Suit

Amadeus has reached a settlement agreement with consumer plaintiffs in a federal antitrust lawsuit filed in 2015 against the three major global distribution system operators. If the court approves the settlement, as it did for fellow GDS operator Travelport, Sabre would be left as the lone GDS defendant in the case, which seeks class-action status. Read More »
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Posted July 12, 2018

Private Channel Deal Eludes Air France-KLM And Sabre Months After GDS Surcharge

More than three months after Air France-KLM introduced a surcharge on global distribution system bookings, Sabre and the airline group are at an impasse on reaching a private channel deal that would enable Sabre's agency subscribers selected by the airline group to book without fee. Read More »
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Posted June 25, 2018

Sabre: Supreme Court's Amex Decision 'Vindicates' Position In US Airways Case

Sabre welcomed Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on American Express' merchant provisions. The majority opinion "vindicates" Sabre in an antitrust contract claim it lost against US Airways and in its ongoing appeal, the global distribution system operator stated. Read More »
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Posted June 25, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Amex In Anti-Steering Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court today decided that provisions in American Express' contracts that prevent its card-accepting merchants from steering consumers to cheaper forms of payment do not violate antitrust law. Read More »
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Posted June 20, 2018

Sabre Advances Chatbot Testing With Casto And TSI

Sabre expects to wrap up chatbot pilots with Casto Travel and Travel Solutions International USA at the end of the summer. It then will determine whether to make the capability available for other travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted June 12, 2018

CWT Brings Air Booking To Mobile App With API Assist From Sabre

Carlson Wagonlit Travel plans to roll out flight booking capabilities on its CWT To Go mobile app in the second half of the year, CEO Kurt Ekert said. Already, mobile flight booking is testing with clients in what Ekert called an "aggressive pilot phase." Read More »
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Posted May 30, 2018

CTM Isn't Waiting For GDSs To Move On NDC

CTM isn't waiting for a global distribution system or leaning on a third-party aggregator to hook in NDC application programming interfaces, CTM founder and managing director Jamie Pherous said during an interview this week. Instead, CTM is using homegrown aggregation and booking tech to connect to airlines. Read More »
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