Sabre Holdings and American Airlines Agree to Terms for New Distribution Agreement

SOUTHLAKE, Texas & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 1, 2006–Sabre Holdings (NYSE: TSG) and American Airlines (NYSE: AMR), a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, today announced that they have come to terms on a new five-year distribution agreement. The agreement establishes Sabre Travel Network’s Efficient Access Solution as a competitive distribution channel for American Airlines ticket sales. American becomes one of Sabre’s Efficient Access Solution carriers, providing travel agencies who participate in the program the ability to shop, price and book travel on American Airlines without incurring a booking source premium charge. The agreement provides for full American Airlines content in the Sabre GDS’s Efficient Access Solution program with no booking source premium charged by the airline for agencies participating in the program.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection(R) airlines, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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    About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides access to the world’s leading global distribution system (GDS). The Sabre GDS is a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 50,000 travel agency locations. Suppliers get access through one single connection; travel agents get real time access to thousands of travel products from multiple suppliers through one source integrated into their businesses; consumers get access to a global supermarket of the world’s greatest travel possibilities.

Key brands of Sabre Travel Network include GetThere, the leading Web-based corporate travel reservation technology, and Jurni Network, the unique leisure travel agency consortium in the United States that enables members to sell more products from preferred travel suppliers using sophisticated market intelligence.

Sabre Holdings (NYSE: TSG) connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at

Statements in this release which are not purely historical facts or which necessarily depend upon future events, including statements about the value expected from the agreements with American Airlines and Sabre Holdings Corporation’s statements about anticipations, beliefs, expectations, hopes, intentions or strategies for the future, may be forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward looking statements. All forward looking statements are based upon information available to Sabre Holdings Corporation on the date this release was issued. Sabre Holdings Corporation undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Any forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward looking statements, including risks or uncertainties related to Sabre Holdings Corporation revenues being subject to adverse changes to our travel supplier relationships and potential substantial decreases in travel transaction volumes. Sabre Holdings Corporation may not succeed in addressing these and other risks. Further information regarding factors that could affect our financial and other results can be found in the risk factors section of Sabre Holdings Corporation’s most recent filing on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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             American Airlines
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             Sabre Holdings
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