Antitrust Claims Against Airline Ticket Cos. Trimmed

By Linda Chiem (July 6, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday trimmed a proposed class action alleging that ticket distribution companies colluded to negotiate advantageous contracts with major airlines that resulted in higher airfares, tossing the state law claims but keeping alive the federal antitrust claims.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla partially granted a bid by so-called global distribution systems companies Sabre Corp., Amadeus IT Group SA and Travelport Worldwide Ltd. to dismiss the proposed class action accusing them of banding together to gain leverage in their negotiations with airlines over flight and airfare information that triggered higher ticket prices for consumers.

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