The Sabre letter to subscribers was written by Chris Kroeger, Sabre Travel Network’s senior vice president of marketing.

"We have heard from some of our agency customers that AA … has threatened them through a new 'Content Commitment Policy,' which would essentially force them to either accept AA's one-off, fragmented approach or face the consequences," Kroeger wrote.

The consequences are "less than full content through the GDS and a new fee of $5.50 per segment booked through a GDS. While this may be AA's view of the future, based on what our agency and corporate customers tell us is important, we don't see either outcome as viable."

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