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US Airways Says Sabre Overcharges Cost it Almost $300 Million

April 22, 2022, 8:06 PM

A lawyer for US Airways told jurors that Sabre Holdings Corp. cost it $299.3 million in overcharges and lost profits, at the start of an antitrust trial in Manhattan.

US Airways sued Sabre in 2011 claiming it charged inflated fees for its computerized reservation services, avoided competing over prices and blocked competitors from entering the market. The airline is seeking reimbursement for its claimed losses, which can be tripled under U.S. antitrust law.

“This case is about abuse of power and greed by a monopolist,” the airline’s lawyer R. Paul Yetter told jurors. “Sabre was was abusing its monopoly power ...