Sabre Virtually There Traveler, Airline Surveys Reveal Holiday/New Year Air Travel Plans

Seventy-Three Percent of Traveler Respondents Plan to Travel By Air During

Holidays; 84 Percent Will Travel By Air in First Quarter 2002

Seventy-Five Percent of Domestic Airlines and 69 Percent of International

Airlines Request That Carry-on Gifts Be Unwrapped

Dec 10, 2001, 00:00 ET from Sabre

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Two surveys were conducted
 recently through the Sabre Virtually There travel resource
 ( ) to determine traveler and airport holiday/new year
 trends and issues.  The top findings indicated that 73 percent of responding
 travelers will travel by air during the upcoming holidays and 84 percent will
 travel by air in the first quarter of 2002.  Airlines surveyed indicated that
 75 percent of domestic and 69 percent of international airlines request
 carry-on gifts be unwrapped.
     Traveler Survey
     The traveler survey was sent via the November 13 monthly Virtually There
 traveler e-newsletter and results were based on a sample of 1,000 people
 worldwide.  Travelers who completed the survey use the Virtually There
 personalized itinerary, travel information and special features to make and
 update travel plans.
     "Despite recent events and security issues travelers face at airports,
 those surveyed firmly expressed their plans to continue to travel by air this
 holiday season and into 2002," said Calvin Evanoff, senior vice president and
 general manager for Sabre Virtually There.  "We gain access to the pulse of
 traveler behavior and plans through Virtually There since it is the largest
 single source of confirmed travelers."
     Other results from the survey:
     -- 64 percent of those surveyed have traveled by air since Sept. 11
     -- 81 percent plan to travel for the holidays
     -- 73 percent are planning to travel by air between now and
        January 5, 2002
     -- 59 percent are going to travel by car during the holidays
     -- 51 percent plan to travel during the holidays to visit friends and/or
        family, while 47 percent plan to travel on business
     -- 49 percent of those surveyed were most concerned about safety/security
        of air travel; however, 86 percent of the respondents said their
        concern was not high enough not to travel by air
     -- 68 percent of respondents arrived at the airport two hours prior to
        their flight since Sept. 11, but 51 percent found they actually needed
        one hour or less at the airport prior to the flight
     Holiday Packages Global Airlines Survey
     The Sabre business group supporting Virtually There commissioned a survey
 of 12 domestic airlines and 13 international airlines to gauge current rules
 and regulations for traveling with holiday gifts this year.  The results will
 ensure travelers smoothly maneuver through long security lines.
     Domestic airlines results:
     -- 25 percent of airlines said that they would permit wrapped gifts to be
        carried on
     -- 50 percent of domestic airlines said that if a gift is checked-in, it
        could be wrapped
     -- 42 percent of domestic airlines said gifts should be unwrapped if
     -- 50 percent said that it was acceptable to use foil wrapping paper on
     -- When asked what gifts would not be allowed as carry-on items, answers
        included manicure sets, nail-clippers, knives, razors or anything sharp
     International airlines results:
     -- 84 percent stated that they would permit wrapped gifts to be checked-in
     -- 31 percent said wrapped gifts will be permitted as part of carry-on
     -- 54 percent said using foil wrapping paper will be permitted
     -- No gifts that are sharp will be permitted as carry-on items
     -- Most airlines prefer that gifts be checked-in
     About Sabre Virtually There
     Sabre(R) Virtually There(TM) ( ), the largest Web
 site of confirmed travelers, is a personalized site that delivers real-time
 information about an individual's travel plans when they book their trip
 through a Sabre Connected(SM) travel agent, online booking site, or
 participating travel supplier.  In addition to containing all components of a
 traveler's itinerary, the site provides real-time information on flights, gate
 assignments and weather, as well as destination information and special
 features for booking restaurants, specialty tours, attraction tickets, car
 rental and hotels.  Virtually There averages about 4 million site visits per
 month and 225,000 hits per day.
     About Sabre
     Sabre is the leading provider of technology, distribution and marketing
 services for the travel industry.  Headquartered in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas,
 the company has approximately 6,000 employees in 45 countries.  Sabre
 maintains an ownership interest of approximately 70 percent in (Nasdaq:   TVLY), the world's leading online B2C travel site;
 and it owns GetThere, the world's leading provider of Web-based B2B travel
 reservation systems.  Sabre is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
 (NYSE:   TSG).  More information on Sabre is available on the World Wide Web at .
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