FEATURE: Swabiz Excepted, Airline Direct Still Immature

Northwest Airlines last week saw some of its flights delisted by the Sabre global distribution system partly in retaliation for trying to move corporate distributors and customers to lower-cost booking channels. It's no wonder Sabre played such hardball: more than anything, it is Southwest Airlines' lack of availability in most GDSs which makes its Swabiz the nation's most popular airline-corporate booking portal.

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