Articles tagged “lawsuits”

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American Airlines Sues Sabre for 11 Years of Legal Fees

Following a legal battle that lasted 11 years, American Airlines Group wants to force defendant Sabre Corp to pay its legal fees.  U.S. law firm O'Melveny & Myers filed a lawsuit on behalf of American Airlines on Friday, saying the Texas-based global distribution system should pay American's fees. Those fees could amount to at least…

Tourism

Richard Branson Must Face Lawsuit Over Bullish Virgin Galactic Claims

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic will be able to cope with a shareholder lawsuit, but his stock sales at allegedly elevated prices adds an interesting wrinkle.

Airlines

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

The long-running case revolved around practices that the leading U.S. provider of airline fare data to travel agents imposes on nearly all airlines. If the verdict stands, it doesn't make Sabre change, well, anything. Except maybe a smaller tip for a barista.

American Airlines Wins Just $1 From Sabre in 11-Year-Old Antitrust Case

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Won’t Show First Names of Some Bookers in Bias Settlement

Airbnb agreed to take this limited step on behalf of would-be guests who are Oregon residents because of a class-action lawsuit. If Airbnb really wanted to aggressively crush racism, shouldn't it have announced a pilot to do likewise in other parts of the world? Other platforms shouldn't be off the hook either.

Airbnb Won’t Show First Names of Some Bookers in Bias Settlement

Hotels

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Ancillary revenue like resort fees is a big business for the travel industry, and it is unlikely hotels are going to abandon the practice during the volatile pandemic recovery — unless they are forced to.

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Mergers and Acquisitions

6 Expedia and Booking Online Travel Takeaways From Latest Financial Reports

While much of the talk these days is about digital nomads and remote workers, both Expedia Group and Booking Holdings have doubled down on commitments to brick and mortar headquarters. Which could mean that there may be real offices again after the pandemic.

Online Travel

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Airlines have complained about the hidden costs of online travel agency web-scraping for years, but Southwest takes that sensitivity to a much higher strategic level. Kiwi apparently is adept at out-maneuvering Southwest's page-scraping roadblocks so the courts will have to sort it all out.

Did Kiwi Figure Out How to Hack Southwest for Flight Information?

Online Travel

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

The smart money has Southwest prevailing in this lawsuit against Skiplagged, given the airlines's 17-year history of beating back such alleged interlopers. On the other hand, when it came to an Orbitz lawsuit, Skiplagged knew how to bob and weave.

Southwest Lawsuit Alleges Skiplagged and Kiwi Collude to Deceive Flyers

Airlines

Sabre Calls American Airlines a ‘Jilted Suitor’ in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal

The American versus Sabre lawsuit touches on bigger questions of how to fairly display ticket prices to agencies and consumers. Most tech providers and regulators must face these questions as airlines unbundle and repackage more airfares and upsells.

Sabre Calls American Airlines a ‘Jilted Suitor’ in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal

Online Travel

Flight Discounter Skiplagged Asks Federal Court to Tell Southwest Airlines to Back Off

Notorious litigator Southwest Airlines is targeting a sometimes-legally agile Skiplagged. Instead of offering Southwest fare information for hidden-city flights, Skiplagged may find that those Southwest fares have gone missing.

Flight Discounter Skiplagged Asks Federal Court to Tell Southwest Airlines to Back Off