Wilmington, Del. — Executives with American Airlines thought about buying a piece of Farelogix a few years back when they got wind that the tech developer, a key partner, might be for sale. No deal occurred after Farelogix owners floated a “buy it now” price of $500 million. Sabre in November 2018 announced an agreement to buy Farelogix for $360 million.

A United Airlines official said his company also considered investing in both 2015 and 2017. A third airline also was approached, he said.

Carriers pay Farelogix for its NDC-compliant application programming interface . . .

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