Posted August 15, 2013

Tom Klein To Succeed Gilliland As Sabre CEO

Sabre Holdings on Thursday announced that president Tom Klein would succeed Sam Gilliand as CEO. Klein also will retain his duties as president, which he assumed in 2010, while Gilliland continues to serve on Sabre's board. Klein has been with Sabre for more than 20 years. Read More »
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Posted November 1, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

AA Implicated BCD, CWT In Alleged Sabre-Led Boycott

American Airlines in September 2011 amended its antitrust complaint against Sabre to include a claim that the global distribution provider "organized an unlawful group boycott against American." Details of that alleged conspiracy had been a mystery to the public until last week when American implicated BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and other travel management companies in Sabre's supposed efforts to steer bookings away from the carrier. Read More »
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Posted October 25, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

Sabre: TMC, AA Doubts On Direct Connect Limited Adoption

American Express, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Expedia and other agencies see minimal benefit in American Airlines' Direct Connect program for airfare distribution, according to depositions and agency statements gathered during trial discovery and cited by Sabre counsel in opening remarks here on Wednesday. Read More »
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Posted October 23, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

AA-Sabre Trial To Proceed As Scheduled Despite Judge's Recusal

A Texas state court on Monday approved a request by Sabre to recuse the judge overseeing the antitrust suit that American Airlines brought against the GDS company, two days before opening statements are scheduled to begin. The court based its decision on new disclosures that American had made contributions to a charity in which Judge Don Cosby is involved. The donation kerfuffle is not expected to delay the proceedings; opening statements still are slated to kick off here Wednesday morning before newly appointed Judge David Cleveland. Read More »
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Posted September 27, 2012

Sabre Seeing Continued Strong Growth In Demand

Sabre's worldwide distribution segments this year are up on a year-over-year basis, ranging from low-single-digit percentage growth rates in the United States to a peak of nearly 20 percent in Latin America, according to chairman and CEO Sam Gilliland. Read More »
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Posted November 21, 2011

Analysts: Lack Of Growth Would Hurt A GDS IPO

Although Sabre reportedly could go public in a couple of years, today's market doesn't have much of an appetite for a GDS initial public offering, a couple of financial types said last week at the PhoCusWright conference in Hollywood, Fla.

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Posted September 12, 2011

Sabre Rolling Out New Profile System

Sabre Travel Network last week announced a new traveler profile system meant to completely replace the current Sabre Stars system. Read More »
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Posted July 7, 2011

Amadeus, Sabre To Shutter Moneydirect Joint Venture

Joint venture partners Amadeus and Sabre by this fall plan to close their Moneydirect multi-channel payment processing firm Read More »
Posted June 24, 2011

Court Rules That AA Can Pursue Temporary Injunction Against Sabre

A state court in Tarrant County, Texas, on Thursday rejected Sabre Holdings' claim that federal law precludes state courts from interfering with global distribution system displays Read More »
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Posted June 15, 2011

AA Claims Sabre Is Angling For Legal Cover To Bias

Sabre last week asked a Tarrant County, Texas, state court to rescind a temporary restraining order prohibiting the GDS firm from negatively biasing American's fare displays.

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