Court rules against American Airlines claims

All but one count of anti-trust claims against Travelport dismissed

All except one count of American Airlines’ anti-trust case against Travelport have been dismissed. A court in Texas ruled against the airline’s claims that the GDS was monopolising distribution to travel agencies and was conspiring with agents to maintain the practice. The one count upheld is that Travelport is monopolising access to its own travel agency subscriber base. Travelport commented that it was pleased with the ruling.
The case is part of American Airlines’ long-running dispute with GDS companies and OTAs related to its aim to drive more bookings to its Direct Connect site.
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