January 25, 2011

American Airlines, Sabre put dispute on hold


Litigation between the two companies is now on hold until June 1. American said on Monday that it and Sabre will now try to reach a new agreement. In the meantime, it said both sides will operate as they did before the dispute began earlier this month.

American Airlines and reservations systems operator Sabre Holdings Corp. are putting their feud on hold while they work out a new contract.

The companies have been tangling over how American distributes its fare and schedule information. The dispute escalated earlier this month when Sabre said it would downplay search results from American on the screens that travel agents use. A Texas judge blocked Sabre's move on Jan. 10.

Litigation between the two companies is now on hold until June 1. American said on Monday that it and Sabre will now try to reach a new agreement. In the meantime, it said both sides will operate as they did before the dispute began earlier this month. Both companies declined to elaborate on the agreement to delay their litigation.

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