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AMR/UAL: American Joins B2B Forum to Sell Tickets to Corporate Clients

American Airlines

(AMR)

wants to expand its online presence and it will use

GetThere

to get there. According to a

Wall Street Journal

story this morning, the airliner will join

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United Airlines

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in GetThere's ebusiness forum, which allows airlines to sell directly to corporations. By cutting out the middle man, American Airlines and United hope to eliminate costly fees they have to pay to sell airline seats to corporate clients.

GetThere should be a familiar name to market watchers. Just last month, the company was acquired by

Sabre Holdings

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, best known for its flight reservations system.