The big airline distribution drama that began unfolding a year ago has focused on the mission of one carrier to distribute its ancillary products and services outside the traditional GDS channel. That effort has landed American Airlines in three courts, where it has sued and been sued by Sabre Travel Network and Travelport, the two largest GDS companies operating in the US. But while much attention has been paid to that drama, the GDS companies and others involved in airline ...

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