Published on Thursday, May 26, 2011

American accused of using lawsuit to help contract negotiations



 

The spat between American Airlines and Travelport continues as the technology company is now accusing the airline of using a current lawsuit to improve its bargaining power.
 
The two companies are at loggerheads as American is suing Travelport, which owns the Galileo and Worldspan GDS systems, in the US over a matter connected to anti-competition.
 
Travelport has told the court dealing with the battle: “Preliminary contract negotiations have stalled, and American Airlines has made good on its threat to file a lawsuit such as this one if Travelport did not yield on certain commercial terms.

“This is not a genuine antitrust action brought by consumers suffering from excessive or artificial price increases. It is an opportunistic lawsuit brought by a large and powerful company seeking to enhance its already substantial commercial bargaining leverage.”
 
The case continues.
 
by Dinah Hatch
 


 

Story Image



Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:






Email other comments made to this story
Code Request a new picture 5 characters



NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Has the recent rise in the value of the UK pound versus USA $ resulted in a rise in USA interest?
YES 47.3 %
NO 52.7 %

Thank you for your vote




Move scroll bar (above) left to right for more videos!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sponsored features

How Payments Power Experience

By Anthony Hynes, CEO & MD, eNett International

Payments in the consumer space have been in the midst of a Fintech revolution. The important role payments play have always been recognised in the consumer world and especially by online retailers. Combine that...[more]

\m