Airlines proposed a new reservations system.
Eighteen U.S. and international airlines set up a committee to study creation of an independent computerized airline reservations system. Travel agents, who make about 85% of all airline bookings, now use one of five systems, all operated by individual airlines. Other airlines have complained that those systems favor their owners in the way they display fare and flight data. The aim of a new system would be to offer complete and unbiased information.