Articles tagged “farelogix”

Farelogix Pushes Seat Distancing Tech for Airlines After the Sabre Merger Collapses

Farelogix Pushes Seat Distancing Tech for Airlines After the Sabre Merger Collapses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson says the pandemic presents opportunities. Yet despite that brave face, it's hard to see Farelogix facing anything but revenue declines during the crisis now that it's lost the Sabre acquisition.

3 weeks ago

Sabre Abandons Bid to Buy Farelogix After Antitrust Battles Take a Toll

Sabre Abandons Bid to Buy Farelogix After Antitrust Battles Take a Toll

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This decision is no surprise. The world has changed a lot since November 2018, when Sabre first proposed buying travel tech vendor Farelogix. Actions by antitrust watchdogs in the UK and the U.S. delayed the deal's approval. Then coronavirus hurt Sabre's finances.

4 weeks ago

New Wholesale Model Could Shake Up Airline Distribution Thanks to American Airlines Test With Sabre

New Wholesale Model Could Shake Up Airline Distribution Thanks to American Airlines Test With Sabre

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We read the 100-page rulings on the proposed merger of Sabre and Farelogix so you don't have to. Airlines want to take over a lot of the tech work from Sabre and its rivals and pay travel agencies directly for bookings. American Airlines says the new model has already saved it millions. But the rulings found few tech vendors up to the task.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

U.S. Judge Rules in Favor of Sabre-Farelogix Acquisition Over Justice Department’s Antitrust Objections

U.S. Judge Rules in Favor of Sabre-Farelogix Acquisition Over Justice Department’s Antitrust Objections

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre and Farelogix paid $20 million in lawyers' fees in 2019 to respond to U.S. government reviews of their proposed merger and to defend against antitrust proceedings. Is there an antitrust case to be had against Big Law?

2 months ago

What Sabre’s Antitrust Trial Says About the Future of Distribution

What Sabre’s Antitrust Trial Says About the Future of Distribution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Sabre fights to acquire Farelogix, it's important to examine exactly why intermediaries are beginning to scoop up the companies built to disintermediate them.

3 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.

4 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.

4 months ago

Sabre Tips Its Hand in Response to Antitrust Lawsuit Over Farelogix Merger

Sabre Tips Its Hand in Response to Antitrust Lawsuit Over Farelogix Merger

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The joke goes that the only people who make money in mergers are the lawyers and the bankers. If litigation continues over Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix, the lawyers may be laughing all the way to the bank.

9 months ago

Texts Between Sabre Execs About Farelogix Deal Fuel U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

Texts Between Sabre Execs About Farelogix Deal Fuel U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre had tried the unorthodox legal tactic of pursuing its $360 million acquisition of Farelogix, an airline tech vendor, without waiting for approval from U.S. antitrust watchdogs. But it apparently didn't count on federal attorneys claiming they have text messages between Sabre executives acknowledging the anti-competitive nature of the deal.

9 months ago

Sabre Dares U.S. Justice Department to Sue It Over Farelogix Deal

Sabre Dares U.S. Justice Department to Sue It Over Farelogix Deal

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The travel technology giant said Wednesday it would go ahead with its planned $360 million acquisition on August 21. If the U.S. federal attorneys aren't happy about it, they can sue, Sabre said. No travel tech company has used, and threatened in public to use, its lawyers as much as Sabre in the past decade.

10 months ago

Sabre to Buy Farelogix for $360 Million to Help Airlines Sell Better

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre allegedly tried to kill smaller rival Farelogix years ago. But now there's peace in the valley. Farelogix's merchandising and direct connection technology will plug a gap in Sabre's offering and could accelerate the travel tech giant's growth.

2 years ago