Sabre Fights Back

Sabre Travel Network this afternoon said Northwest Airlines' plan to impose on travel agencies fees for global distribution system bookings 'is contrary to the letter and the spirit of' agreements Sabre recently signed with most major carriers, including Northwest. As a result, Sabre said it will implement responses that include biasing in fare displays against carriers that take such action, cutting off access to unnamed 'system data and tools' and 'withholding a portion' of GDS price discounts

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