As the two GDSs that have not signed agreements with American Airlines, Amadeus and Sabre both recently introduced programs to offset -- either fully or partially -- the $3.50 per-segment fee that goes into effect Sept. 1. Amadeus plans to reimburse the charges to its subscribers. Sabre, on the other hand, is encouraging its clients to book with airlines it has agreements with. If that's not possible, Sabre says it will partially offset the cost of the American Airlines' fees.

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