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Sabre, Farelogix Await Pivotal Decisions On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Sabre since November 2018 has been waiting to seal its acquisition of Farelogix. It now has longer still to wait as the deal's fate rests on conclusions of two critical reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Buyers Sense Traveler Concerns Over Coronavirus

Buyers Sense Traveler Concerns Over Coronavirus
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Travelfusion Preps Passive Segment Alternative To Service NDC Bookings

British Airways' plan to impose agency debit memos on passive segments in global distribution systems will introduce a new financial headache for travel management companies, but Travelfusion is piloting a remedy.
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Google ITA To Launch NDC APIs, Sees Farelogix As Competitor, Per U.K. CMA

Google ITA plans to launch NDC-compatible application programming interfaces and already "builds and manages direct connect APIs" for airlines, according to the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority's recap of an October 2019 meeting.
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BA To Launch Passive Segment Debit Memos, Posing New Cost For GDS-Reliant TMCs

British Airways on Feb. 17 will announce a £10 agency debit memo for passive segments, the carrier has confirmed to The Beat.
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Testimony: GDS Bypass Not Delta's Goal, But Farelogix NDC Tech A Possibility

Global distribution system bypass and direct connections are not part of Delta Air Lines' distribution strategy, but the carrier is open to them if agencies want them, according to a November 2019 video deposition of Delta managing director of revenue management development Derek Adair aired in court here this week.
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DOJ Questions Sabre CEO's 'Credibility' On GDS Bypass Threat

Sabre CEO Sean Menke testified at trial here last week that Farelogix's technology enabling global distribution system bypass is not "competitive at all" with Sabre. Indeed, never in his Sabre tenure was Menke concerned about GDS bypass, he testified.
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The Rate Of Involuntary Denied Boarding Declines In U.S.

The Rate Of Involuntary Denied Boardings Decline In U.S.
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The Beat Research: TMC Structure, Sourcing And Satisfaction

For a new research report released this week, The Beat surveyed travel buyers to untangle the inner workings of one of the most critical, and sometimes complicated, relationships in corporate travel: that between travel buyers and their travel management companies.
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Farelogix CEO Takes The Stand, Reconciling Past Opposition To Sabre, GDS Behavior

The year that ended with Sabre agreeing to buy Farelogix began with Farelogix complaining to European antitrust authorities of a decade-long pattern of anticompetitive behavior among global distribution systems.
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