AA, Travelport Close In On Temporary Deal

American Airlines and Travelport "are very close to reaching a temporary agreement under which Travelport would agree not to exclude American from its GDS until January 31, 2012," according to court documents filed this week by the carrier. In the meantime, American faces the imminent threat from Travelport of increased booking fees, similar to actions Sabre took against the carrier earlier this month, the airline said.

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