The latest battles between the airlines and GDSs not only brought the two parties to unprecedented levels of acrimony, but also raised the very real possibility that their future relationships could hinge in part on court decisions. "The concern I have is that this is what's going to lay the foundation for the future," said Henry Harteveldt, principal analyst with San Francisco-based Forrester Research. "Will future GDS contracts be negotiated more through the courts and a result of court action and not business negotiations? It certainly is a concern." He added: "You have to wonder, is this the most effective method of reaching your objectives?" Get the full story at Travel Weekly