American Airlines must let Orbitz use its data2 June 2011
American Airlines was ordered by a judge to let Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) resume ticket sales, the same day Sabre Holdings Inc. asked a federal court in Texas for permission to sue the carrier over access to flight data.
Illinois Circuit Court Judge Lee Preston in Chicago yesterday ordered AMR Corp. (AMR)â€™s American to reinstate Orbitz.comâ€™s and Orbitz for Businessâ€™s ability to ticket its flights. Preston overturned a decision denying a request by Travelport LP for a preliminary injunction. Travelport owns about 48 percent of Chicago-based Orbitz.
â€œThe court agreed with Travelport that an injunction should have been granted against AA in December which would have prevented AA from terminating its contracts with Orbitz,â€ Travelport said in an e-mailed statement.