Time to deregulate computer reservation systems?

The Transportation Department wants to renew regulations of computer reservation systems, while the Department of Justice is opposed. Jay Cochran explains that computer reservation system rules have been completely overtaken by market events and new technologies.

A piece in yesterday’s Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that CRS giant Sabre wants to be deregulated but wants websites like Orbitz to be regulated. And, funny enough, Orbitz thinks that Sabre needs regulatory oversight…

Meanwhile travel agents are getting together in Las Vegas to sound the death knell. (Well, actually to talk about their problems, but it’s unclear they can actually do anything about their problems.)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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