Articles tagged “sabre”

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Managed Travel’s Future is Seamless and Mobile

Managed Travel’s Future is Seamless and Mobile

Sabre and Chrome River + Skift

The ubiquity of mobile devices, coupled with an array of digital travel booking services, has changed the game for business travelers and their travel managers.

6 days ago

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A Mobile-First Mentality Is Key to Engaging Today’s Business Traveler

A Mobile-First Mentality Is Key to Engaging Today’s Business Traveler

Sabre + Skift

Companies need to take a mobile-first approach that offers on-the-go flexibility to connect with today’s business travelers, encourage in-program bookings, and help make travel and expense activities as seamless as possible.

2 weeks ago

Sabre Predicts U.S. Airlines Won’t Level Booking Surcharges

Sabre Predicts U.S. Airlines Won’t Level Booking Surcharges

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre argues that it would be self-harming for U.S.-based airlines to copy the surcharges that European airlines like Lufthansa and British Airways are adding on bookings processed outside of their own networks. Perhaps. But airlines often have views widely different than Sabre's.

3 weeks ago

CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016

CEO Pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport in 2016

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Executive pay at Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport is about the same, even though company performance has recently varied. It's unclear how much of that discrepancy can be chalked up to differing norms and taxes in the countries where the firms are based.

1 month ago

Travel Tech CEO Series: Sabre Bets on an Ex-Airline Boss to Reboot Its Industry Relationships

Travel Tech CEO Series: Sabre Bets on an Ex-Airline Boss to Reboot Its Industry Relationships

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In his first Q&A with Skift, Sean Menke, the new CEO of Sabre, says that his past stints as CEO of Frontier Airlines and as a top executive at Hawaiian Airlines and Air Canada give him vital insight into how to steer the technology giant through tougher-than-usual negotiations with airlines.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa is investing in direct booking connectivity with corporations (and the commercial initiatives to make them happen). The technological and commercial Tarmac being laid may pave the way for others, like IAG's British Airways.

3 months ago

Sabre’s New CEO Wants to Instill an Accountability Culture

Sabre’s New CEO Wants to Instill an Accountability Culture

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In January there was a changing of the guard at Sabre. New CEO Sean Menke thinks his background as a former airline CEO gives him insight into what airlines want from Sabre in new products. But he'll need to up his company's product execution and delivery if he wants to maintain market share, according to employee complaints.

5 months ago

United Signals It Wants a Better Deal with Reservation Middlemen

United Signals It Wants a Better Deal with Reservation Middlemen

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If United were Facebook friends with reservation systems like Sabre and Amadeus, it would have just changed its relationship status from "Friends" to "It's complicated." New President Scott Kirby is worried how those companies will display its new basic economy product to travel agents and (indirectly) to ticket buyers.

5 months ago

American Air Wins Its Five-Year-Old Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Sabre

American Air Wins Its Five-Year-Old Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Sabre

Brian Sumers, Skift

$5.1 million is not a lot of money for a giant global airline, but for US Airways — and later American — this was always about more than money. The airlines argue that firms like Sabre have long held too much power.

6 months ago

Sabre’s New CEO Is Former Frontier Airlines Chief Sean Menke

Sabre’s New CEO Is Former Frontier Airlines Chief Sean Menke

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airlines and travel agents are Sabre Corp.'s most important constituencies -- other than shareholders -- and now the company has former airline executives serving as CEO and executive chairman of the board. These airline connections aren't the only reasons the board selected these executives but their experience certainly can't hurt.

6 months ago

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The Airport of Tomorrow: Putting the Passenger at the Heart of the Experience

The Airport of Tomorrow: Putting the Passenger at the Heart of the Experience

Sabre + Skift

Recent research has found that a majority of frequent travelers are finding more value in the airport experience. There are some clear steps for today’s airport to take as it evolves into the airport of tomorrow.

7 months ago

Air Travel Is Still Inaccessible to Many in Africa Despite Rising Demand

Air Travel Is Still Inaccessible to Many in Africa Despite Rising Demand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Demand for air travel in Africa is on the rise. The introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 could help connect the continent and ease travel concerns, but only if airlines begin offering more route options to consumers.

7 months ago