Articles tagged “sabre”

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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.

4 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

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Accor Taps Sabre for Pilot of Major Hotel Tech Project

Nancy Trejos and Sean O'Neill, Skift

Accor recently rebranded its loyalty program under the phrase "Live Limitless." The company needs to replace its limited technology structure to meet that ambition, and this deal represents a huge commercial win for Sabre.

4 months ago

How Struggling Air India Is Setting the Stage for a Major Battle Among Distribution Giants

How Struggling Air India Is Setting the Stage for a Major Battle Among Distribution Giants

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Much is at stake for global distribution systems and travel agencies as struggling Air India uses airline distribution as a means to stay afloat. The real winners and losers in this battle are still up in the air, with Amadeus back in the game after pulling out over a year ago.

5 months ago

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How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

How the Airline Industry Can Adopt and Implement New Tech the Right Way

Sabre + Skift

New Distribution Capability (NDC) standards will help facilitate greater personalization and easier distribution of all elements of the ticket sale. However, it isn’t a catch-all solution for all of the airline industry’s retailing challenges. Recognizing that is key to implementing NDC standards the right way.

6 months ago

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Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Sabre + Skift

Airlines have invested in making many of their offerings increasingly data-driven in recent years. Yet they haven’t taken the same approach to schedules, one of their preeminent products.

6 months ago

Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week, Sabre stopping selling Finnair tickets as talks over a new contract broke down while European airlines will most likely have to pay a new EU tax on jet fuel. Meanwhile, India is so desperate to sell its national airline, it has agreed to take over $7 billion in debt to make Air India seem more attractive to a buyer.

6 months ago

Sabre Stops Selling Most Finnair Tickets in Contract Spat

Sabre Stops Selling Most Finnair Tickets in Contract Spat

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's rare for airline contract disputes with distribution companies to reach this outcome. Finnair will suffer financially until it cuts a deal. Sabre, for its part, risks embarrassment if it's seen as bullying a midsize carrier. Nobody usually ends up winning in these classic games of chicken.

6 months ago

Sabre Predicts Clear Skies for Its Airline Distribution and Tech Businesses

Sabre Predicts Clear Skies for Its Airline Distribution and Tech Businesses

Sean O'Neill, Skift

To paraphrase Sabre executives, airlines in North America are too fat and happy to be bothered to mimic the experiments with direct distribution happening in Europe. They're probably calling that right.

7 months ago

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Decoding the Future of Business-to-Business Payments

Decoding the Future of Business-to-Business Payments

Sabre Virtual Payments + Skift

Hotels and airlines now distribute their inventory through countless partners. As a result, there’s a growing need to provide payment flexibility while simplifying how business-to-business payments work in the travel industry.

7 months ago

Duffel Joins Wave of Startups Accelerating Efforts to Reinvent Airline Distribution

Duffel Joins Wave of Startups Accelerating Efforts to Reinvent Airline Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Venture capitalists are turning their sights on airline distribution. Duffel's backing by VC firms Index and Benchmark brings hope to the sector. New ideas and technologies may help create more efficient and user-friendly ways for travel agencies to access airline data to sell tickets and other products.

7 months ago