Articles tagged “sabre”

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.

2 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 months ago

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

Airlines Say Sabre Reservations System Glitch Cause Delayed, Cancelled Flights

David Koenig, Associated Press

Southwest and Delta aren't the only airlines with technology problems. American, JetBlue and Alaska joined the party today with a tech glitch in their Sabre reservations systems, although today's outages appear to be on a smaller scale that what Southwest and Delta experienced several months ago.

5 months ago

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The Evolution of Airline Revenue Management

The Evolution of Airline Revenue Management

Sabre + Skift

Airlines need to incorporate a next-generation revenue management solution that goes above and beyond just the management of seat revenue. Success in today’s industry requires a solution that incorporates advanced technology that is robust and provides airlines with more accurate, real-time information in an easy-to-consume and interpret format.

5 months ago

Lastminute.com Group Buying Spree Won’t Be Over for Awhile

Lastminute.com Group Buying Spree Won’t Be Over for Awhile

Patrick Whyte, Skift

CEO Fabio Cannavale has spent the last few years snapping up companies across Europe and as the company looks to supplement its online travel agency model with a media/advertising business, expect to see more deals in the near future.

7 months ago

Distribution Execs See Business Travel Slowdown Extending Beyond Energy Sector

Distribution Execs See Business Travel Slowdown Extending Beyond Energy Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As companies become more cautious about business travel spending, the corporate travel ecosystem will begin to feel the pressure.

8 months ago

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4 FREE Trends Reports and a Data Deck on the Forces Shaping Business Travel

4 FREE Trends Reports and a Data Deck on the Forces Shaping Business Travel

SkiftX + Skift

While we’re off celebrating the Fourth of July, here are 4 FREE Trends Reports and a brand new Data Deck to get you through the day

9 months ago