Wednesday, January 5, 2011

American Airlines Statement in Response to Sabre's Actions

American Airlines today received notice from Sabre that it has taken a set of punitive actions against the airline and its customers, despite the fact that American has met all its obligations and continues to work in good faith with Sabre.

The actions, which include biasing its shopping displays, are anti-consumer, anti-competitive and harmful to its subscribing agents.

Sabre's actions are discriminatory and patently inconsistent with both its contractual obligations and its professed goal of ensuring full transparency for the benefit of consumers and travel agents. In contrast, the actions only serve to protect Sabre's market position and attempt to force airlines and travel agencies to rely exclusively on its legacy systems that only lead to higher fares and fewer choices for consumers.

American is committed to working with all efficient distribution channels, including traditional travel agencies, online travel agencies and global distribution systems

American Airlines and American Eagle fares and schedules – including all international and domestic classes of service – are widely available through a number of outlets, including American's own website,, which features our Lowest Fare Guarantee, as well as through American's reservations agents, thousands of travel agencies in locations worldwide, online travel agencies such as and metasearch engines such as

Current AMR Corp. (NYSE: AMR) releases can be accessed on the Internet.

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SOURCE American Airlines

Monday, January 3, 2011

Orlando Rewards Travelers With Vacation Makeovers

Just in time to ring in 2011, Visit Orlando is launching its first-ever 'Vacation Makeover' search where any traveler in America could be selected to receive the Orlando dream trip of a lifetime that only the country's most visited vacation destination can deliver.

Beginning today, travelers can submit stories to of their memories of their most challenging vacation planning issues, most exhausting excursion, nerve-wracking retreat, or the time a holiday went haywire. Their entry will put them in the running to receive a one-of-a-kind Orlando vacation that solves their previous vacation challenges and comes complete with airfare, accommodations, attraction admissions, ground transportation, and more.

Virgin America New Year's Resolution

Virgin America has announced a New Year's fare sale, featuring even slimmer fares on the airline that's reinventing flying as we know it.

Virgin America is encouraging flyers to ring in the new year by experiencing its award-winning service and see for themselves why the carrier was named "Best Domestic Airline" in both the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler's Annual Readers' Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure's Annual World's Best Awards readers' survey for the third consecutive year. Virgin America is now offering low 14-day advance purchase fares to all of its destinations. Acquired by Travel Leaders Group

Travel Leaders Group has acquired® from Amadeus Americas, Inc. is a leading leisure travel marketing organization powered by real travel agents. It easily ranks as North America's largest vacation and cruise selling network in terms of locations with more than 5,100 travel agencies throughout the United States and Canada.

Travel Leaders Group has total travel sales in excess of $6 billion, and owns well-known agency brands such as Travel Leaders, Tzell, Results! Travel, Nexion, Cruise Holidays and Cruise Specialists.

First blog post on AA Conversation

I thought I would start blogging and start a conversation about my favorite hotels and my travels around the world.

So, I reserved this new blog here on Blogger and will be chatting and posting about my experiences. Hopefully you'll find it all interesting. Stay tuned!