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INTERVIEW: Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson

INTERVIEW: Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson

A one-time GDS exec with Amadeus, Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson has been an occasional GDS provocateur, gadfly and agitator, especially when his business was premised on GDS-bypass. Now, he's working more and more with the GDSs and is bullish on the airline distribution complex putting old-fashioned protocols behind it and moving into a more modern era. He recently spoke with The Beat.

Sabre Agrees To Acquire Farelogix To Boost Airline Retailing And NDC Stature

Sabre has agreed to acquire 100 percent of Farelogix for $360 million.

LETTER: Yapta CEO Counters Farelogix CEO's Perspective On Full Content

In a guest column this week, Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson took aim at full content agreements between airlines and global distribution systems. Yapta CEO James Filsinger submitted a letter in response.

GUEST: Jim Davidson Asks, Have We Finally Had Our Fill Of Full Content?

Ever since the jury verdict was returned in the Sabre-US Airways antitrust trial in federal court in New York City in December, a lot of us have been mulling over the fate of GDS-prescribed full content provisions contained in most airline-GDS distribution agreements.

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Farelogix And Routehappy Team Up On Merchandizing

Farelogix and Routehappy are integrating their merchandizing systems, FLX Merchandise and Routehappy Hub, for joint airline customers. Executives called the platforms "complementary," as Routehappy's system enables product-content management while Farelogix lets airlines manage and deliver offers.

As Farelogix Moves On From Direct Connect, SPRK's Fire Dims

As Farelogix sheds its skin as a GDS agitator, content aggregator and direct-connect innovator to become a provider of airline merchandizing engines, pricing engines and application programming interfaces, the company has found diminishing returns from its SPRK agency desktop, once a core feature, if not a major moneymaker, within its business.

Tony D'Astolfo Plays Word Association Game With Delta, Farelogix And Travelport

Concluding a panel discussion Thursday at the PhoCusWright Conference in Hollywood, Fla., PhoCusWright managing director Tony D'Astolfo engaged in a little word association game with Delta Air Lines vice president of marketing and digital commerce Bob Kupbens, Farelogix president and CEO Jim Davidson and Travelport executive vice president and chief commercial officer Kurt Ekert.

GUEST: Jim Davidson On The Case Of The New Cookie

This guest column is by Farelogix president and CEO Jim Davidson.

Court Exhibits From Sabre Flesh Out Airline Conspiracy Claims

In 2013, Sabre filed heavily redacted counterclaims against US Airways alleging the airline colluded with competing carriers on dealings with global distribution systems. The claims never proceeded as part of their years-long antitrust lawsuit, which landed a verdict in the airline's favor last month.