Articles tagged “sabre”

Breakdown of Lufthansa and Sabre Deal Signals New Risks for Corp Travel

Breakdown of Lufthansa and Sabre Deal Signals New Risks for Corp Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The exact reasons for wanting to terminate the content deal aren’t clear, but Lufthansa’s direct-selling drive might have something to do with it.

2 weeks ago

Coronavirus Might Hobble Sabre’s Travel Tech Ambitions for Months

Coronavirus Might Hobble Sabre’s Travel Tech Ambitions for Months

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre is a bellwether for the global travel industry as a major processor of transactions for airlines and hotels. The picture isn't pretty. But the company looks capable of weathering a delayed resumption in travel.

3 weeks ago

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

Southwest Moves Ahead of Schedule to Bring On Distribution Partners to Boost Corp Travel Bookings

Southwest Moves Ahead of Schedule to Bring On Distribution Partners to Boost Corp Travel Bookings

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's a significant step since the launch of Southwest Business last year, designed to tap into the travel management community. Before the crisis, roughly a third of the airline’s traffic was corporate travel. This move could help it boost that market share.

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

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Travelsky Puts On a Brave Face as Chinese Flight Demand Slowly Rebounds

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travelsky, China's travel technology giant, said it will weather the coronavirus-related plunge in air travel without needing to lay off workers. Remarkably, in January it added a tool to its popular flight app that alerts a traveler if another passenger is later tested and found to have coronavirus.

2 months ago

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Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Sabre Virtual Payments + Skift

Travel companies today are more dependent on moving money around the world than ever before. Minimizing the friction caused by foreign exchange fees, regulatory surcharges, and other international fees requires a secure and streamlined global payment solution.

3 months ago

Sabre to Boost Its Travel Tech Investment by $150 Million This Year

Sabre to Boost Its Travel Tech Investment by $150 Million This Year

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre CEO Sean Menke is right to highlight the progress his business has made during the three years since he took the top job. He's also right to insist the company needs to invest more in tech to keep up with the travel industry's pace of digital change. But will investors be patient?

3 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