Articles tagged “sabre”

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.

1 week ago

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Court Ruling Revives a US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre

Dennis Schaal and Sean O'Neill, Skift

A federal appeals court has asked for a partial do-over in antitrust litigation between US Airways and travel tech firm Sabre. After more than eight years and millions of dollars in expenses, the case has partly been reset to square one. Remarkable.

1 week ago

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Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Scalability is Key to Driving Adoption of New Distribution Capability Standards

Sabre + Skift

When it comes to implementing and adopting the New Distribution Capability standards for airline retailing, there needs to be a strong focus on enabling scalability, across the entire retailing, distribution, and fulfillment process.

3 weeks ago

Why Do Airlines Suffer So Many Tech Glitches?

Why Do Airlines Suffer So Many Tech Glitches?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A British Airways hiccup earlier this month was merely the latest tech outage at a number of airlines. Why does the industry suffer from so many glitches? Experts point to some deeper reasons beyond the commonly heard "old tech" explanation.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Sabre’s Deal With Spirit Underscores Its Airline Tech Rebound

Sabre’s Deal With Spirit Underscores Its Airline Tech Rebound

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Spirit's decision to buy more airline technology from Sabre signals two things. Sabre has overcome a sales slump. And Spirit is investing to cope with its growth.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Sabre Hunts for More Tech Deals to Overcome Sales Slump

Sabre Hunts for More Tech Deals to Overcome Sales Slump

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre's management must have seen this quarter's sales slowdown coming. After all, the company's prior management had underspent in the research and development work necessary to keep its sales growth humming. Sabre's new leaders have been investing in its long-term growth, but the payoff in sales growth may take awhile.

2 months ago

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How Airlines Can Use Flexible Technology to Differentiate Their Brand

How Airlines Can Use Flexible Technology to Differentiate Their Brand

Sabre + Skift

Flexible technology is often confused with built-to-order technology. What the airline industry needs today to meet customer expectations is much more robust than that — it needs a way to implement solutions that allow them to use the best technological offering for each specific task.

2 months ago

Southwest Joins NDC Exchange for More Efficient Airline Booking

Southwest Joins NDC Exchange for More Efficient Airline Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

Sure enough, more travel companies are starting to inch toward direct booking. Southwest has always been a leader in this area among the big U.S. carriers, and this move will help it do more business with corporate travelers.

2 months ago

U.S. Airlines Face Computer Outages About Once a Month

U.S. Airlines Face Computer Outages About Once a Month

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines track delays and cancellations associated with computer outages internally to identify patterns and recurring issues that need fixing. The industry as a whole might benefit if it shared such data. But don't hold your breath on that happening.

3 months ago

How Sabre Is Tackling Its Airline Tech Challenges

How Sabre Is Tackling Its Airline Tech Challenges

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Sabre has sold operational tools to airlines for years, but the business unit became complacent. CEO Sean Menke has revved up the travel tech company's metabolism. But it will take at least a year for his turnaround to kickstart renewed revenue growth in this unit.

4 months ago