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 17, 2015

DOT Targets December To Release Final Air Fee And Agency Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to issue on Dec. 1 the final rule for its Enhancing Passenger Protections III rulemaking, according to its monthly report on significant rulemakings. Read More »
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Posted January 29, 2015

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Posted January 7, 2015

Siding Partly With Sabre, Judge Limits Potential Damages And Scope Of US Airways' Lawsuit

The judge overseeing US Airways' federal antitrust lawsuit against Sabre this week granted some of the global distribution system operator's summary judgment motions. Read More »
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Posted December 15, 2014

Sabre's Klein: DOJ Probe Into GDSs 'Dormant' But Not Closed

A years-long U.S. Department of Justice probe into global distribution systems is "dormant," Sabre CEO Tom Klein said this month during a Nasdaq investor conference in London, but added that "it's not a closed file." Read More »
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Posted November 12, 2014

THE BEAT SHEET: Competitors Say Merger Will 'SAP' The Life Out Of Concur; DOT's Next Rulemaking Steps; Delta Could Be A Res Competitor

The Beat Sheet is an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted October 13, 2014

Amex To DOJ: We're Too Small To Exert Antitrust Market Power

American Express counsel last week in closing arguments worked to dismantle the antitrust case waged by the U.S. Department of Justice, painting the suit as DOJ overreach, claiming the government cannot show real harm stemming from its practices and noting that it's just too small to impose its will in a way that runs afoul of antitrust laws. Read More »
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Posted August 19, 2014

Senate Committee Chair Opens Inquiry Into Airline Ancillary Fee, Passenger Data Practices

Kicking off an "inquiry" into airline practices on data privacy and fee transparency, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.V.) this week sent letters to the 10 largest U.S. airlines by revenue. Read More »
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Posted August 7, 2014

DOT Gives Final Blessing To IATA Resolution Overseeing NDC

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday granted final approval to the International Air Transport Association resolution that lays the foundation for IATA's New Distribution Capability initiative. Read More »
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Posted July 30, 2014

Amex Reports Gain From Joint Venture As Business Travel Sales Fall

American Express reported a $626 million gain from the closing of its business travel joint venture. Read More »
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