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American Airlines enables direct connection through Winding Tree
By Mitra Sorrells | November 19, 2021
Through the partnership, employees of an unnamed large corporate buyer can book their leisure travel directly with American Airlines, without the use of an intermediary, while still receiving the... Read More
American Airlines fails to stop Sabre from using new display
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American Airlines fails to stop Sabre from using new display
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | November 4, 2021
The airline sued Sabre in June, contending that its New Airline Storefront, which the GDS developed with Delta, biases search results toward Delta in violation of Sabre's contract with American.  Read More
Airports test virtual queuing for security checkpoints
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Airports test virtual queuing for security checkpoints
By Robert Silk - Travel Weekly | July 1, 2021
Two airports are testing technology that would enable flyers to shorten the time they spend in TSA checkpoint lines. Read More
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Five ways airline loyalty might look different in 2021
By Mark Ross-Smith | November 4, 2020
Given the industry-destroying events of 2020, what will airline loyalty programs look like 12 months from now? Read More
Major US airlines happy with results of slicing and dicing their economy products
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Major US airlines happy with results of slicing and dicing their economy products
By Michele McDonald | July 28, 2017
Segmentation of customers and products was a focus of distribution discussions during the major US airlines’ second-quarter earnings calls. The carriers, which are in the process of dividing econom Read More
How American Airlines discovered more is more in mobile design
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How American Airlines discovered more is more in mobile design
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2017
Adding more steps to the booking flow tends to increase complexity and leads to abandoned purchases so is generally considered a no go area. Or is it? While that's the "conventional wisdom" there ar Read More
American to pay incentives for segments booked via NDC connections
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American to pay incentives for segments booked via NDC connections
By Michele McDonald | June 23, 2017
American Airlines is rolling out a travel agency incentive program to encourage agents to adopt an NDC connection with the carrier. American will pay agencies $2 for every AA-marketed segment proce Read More
Full content agreements for airline distribution live to fight another day
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Full content agreements for airline distribution live to fight another day
By Michele McDonald | March 23, 2017
Several major airlines, including Lufthansa, Air Canada and American Airlines, were unsuccessful in their recent attempt to bring the GDS "full content agreement" closer to a demise. The carriers h Read More
Jury sides with US Airways against Sabre in GDS antitrust trial of the century
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Jury sides with US Airways against Sabre in GDS antitrust trial of the century
By Sean O'Neil | December 20, 2016
The jury has returned its verdict in US Airways's $134 million antitrust lawsuit against travel technology giant Sabre. The airline, obelow owned by American Airlines Group, persuaded a jury in a U Read More
US Airways versus Sabre once again heads to a jury trial
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US Airways versus Sabre once again heads to a jury trial
By Sean O'Neil | March 11, 2016
Last autumn, Sabre got an early holiday gift. The presiding judge said she would not give US Airways a critical legal declaration it wanted. Judge Lorna Schofield of the US Southern District Court Read More
American Airlines drops its Gogo inflight internet suit
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American Airlines drops its Gogo inflight internet suit
By Sean O'Neil | February 22, 2016
Only 10 days after filing, American Airlines has dropped its lawsuit asking a judge to get involved in a contract dispute with Gogo, which sells in-flight internet connectivity. Gogo's stock shares Read More
American Airlines threatens to dump Gogo, saying ViaSat has faster Internet
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American Airlines threatens to dump Gogo, saying ViaSat has faster Internet
By Sean O'Neil | February 16, 2016
American Airlines has said it wants to drop Gogo Inflight as its provider of in-flight Internet and switch to ViaSat, a rival US-based service. The airline filed a lawsuit in Texas court about this Read More
Apple Watch - consumers have lost that lovin' feeling
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Apple Watch - consumers have lost that lovin' feeling
By Kevin May | December 20, 2015
The Apple Watch arrived on the scene in April this year, greeting with typical levels of Apple-related hype both from the company itself and its masses of fans. And given that this was an entirely Read More
US Airways faces new risk in its antitrust case against Sabre
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US Airways faces new risk in its antitrust case against Sabre
By Sean O'Neil | September 30, 2015
The US Airways antitrust lawsuit against Sabre could have been the trial of the century, at least for distribution nerds. But the bench trial, scheduled for October, has been taken off the schedule Read More
[UPDATED] American Airlines deepens its ties with Expedia by merchandising seats
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[UPDATED] American Airlines deepens its ties with Expedia by merchandising seats
By Sean O'Neil | September 3, 2015
My original headline for this article said AA "deepens its direct connect" with Expedia Inc. That was misleading. American Airlines spokesman Joshua Freed clarifies: "We expect Expedia will use a GDS Read More