Articles tagged “doj”

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

UK Blocks Sabre Acquisition of Farelogix as Anticompetitive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sabre's arguments that UK regulators would merely fall in line if a U.S. court backed Sabre's merger with Farelogix were naive. The UK ruling was essentially correct about the proposed deal stifling innovation, and somewhere airlines are quietly celebrating the ruling.

4 months ago

Sabre and Farelogix Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as the Justice Department Rests Case

Sabre and Farelogix Leave Merger in Judge’s Hands as the Justice Department Rests Case

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A federal judge heard closing arguments in the U.S. government's antitrust suit to block Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix. Inside the courtroom, Judge Leonard Stark's comments didn't show his hand. The case seems a close call.

6 months ago

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

What the Sabre-Farelogix Antitrust Trial Could Reveal About Airline Technology

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's notable that we had a much easier time finding experts who supported Sabre's proposed merger of Farelogix than opponents. But this court case will be decided on legal nuances, and its outcome is impossible to predict. We pity the judge who has to endure this crash course in airline technology and distribution.

7 months ago

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The momentum is certainly building for a renewed look into Google's business practices as they relate to antitrust issues. As part of that, a wide swath of travel businesses would welcome such a probe.

1 year ago

United Airlines Abandons Plan To Buy Even More Slots at Newark from Delta

United Airlines Abandons Plan To Buy Even More Slots at Newark from Delta

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

The Justice Department sued United to block it from increasing its already-dominant position at Newark Airport by buying slots from Delta. United backed off; it wasn't going to win this argument.

4 years ago

Legacy Airlines Change Pricing Rules To Boost Fares on Multi-City Tickets

Legacy Airlines Change Pricing Rules To Boost Fares on Multi-City Tickets

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Let's see: Delta, American and United simultaneously changed their rules on multi-city tickets to the detriment of price-conscious passengers looking to save some money. Three airlines that have a dominant share of U.S. domestic flights. Is anyone at the Department of Justice taking a look? They should.

4 years ago

Airline Price Collusion Probe Targeting Shareholder Communications

Airline Price Collusion Probe Targeting Shareholder Communications

David McLaughlin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

5 years ago

Expedia’s Orbitz Acquisition Said to Win U.S. Antitrust Clearance

Expedia’s Orbitz Acquisition Said to Win U.S. Antitrust Clearance

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

The U.S. Justice Department reportedly found that the U.S. travel market would still be characterized by plenty of competition despite Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz. The emergence of TripAdvisor as a hotel-booking site likely didn't hurt Expedia's case.

5 years ago

Expedia-Orbitz Merger Approval Could Be Soon as U.S. Senators Ask Justice Department to Take Hard Look

5 years ago

Expedia and Orbitz Get Second Request For Documents from Justice Department

Expedia and Orbitz Get Second Request For Documents from Justice Department

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Unlike in the Google-ITA Software acquisition process, there is no organized, public campaign to stop Expedia's acquisition of Orbitz. But that doesn't man that competitors aren't whispering to the DOJ that the deal is bad for competition.

5 years ago

Bankruptcy Court Judge Rules American Airlines Settlement is ‘Fair and Reasonable’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Looks like this merger is just about a fait accompli, pending the approval of the federal court in Washington, D.C., and American emerging from bankruptcy. Then the fun really begins.

7 years ago

7 years ago