The preeminent mechanism for crunching data on corporate deals may be getting long in the tooth. Airlines weren't totally comfortable when the independent company that built it sold to Sabre about eight years ago. As demonstrated by court testimony last month, at least some airlines remain loathe to have Sabre own important components of their corporate travel offerings.
Industry veterans may remember that back in 2012, when Sabre announced plans to buy Prism, American Airlines considered complaining to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Nowadays, with the emergence of . . .