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American Airlines Granted Delay in Lawsuit Against Sabre

Features & Advice | American Airlines | Kate Rice | January 13, 2012

A Texas court has granted American Airlines’ request to delay its lawsuit against Sabre to give it time to focus on its reorganization under Chapter 11, extending a lull in the ongoing battle between airlines and GDSs over the future of airline distribution. American is leading the charge for direct connect among airlines, taking its battle to the courts. But its bankruptcy means it has to focus on other matters, so it asked for a three-month extension, and was given a little less than two months. The 67th District Court in Texas pushed the trial date back to Aug. 6. It had been June 13.

This means that agents using Sabre will have access to American’s content at least until summer’s end.

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