Posted January 31, 2017

Incoming CEO: ATPCO Modernizing To Keep Pace With Airline Distribution

As he becomes CEO of fare-filing giant ATPCO this week, Rolf Purzer says airline distribution is changing rapidly, and ATPCO must change with it. Read More »
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Posted December 9, 2016

Judge Tosses Agent Suit Alleging Multicity Fare Conspiracy Among Airlines

A U.S. District judge in California dismissed a federal antitrust lawsuit a group of travel agents against American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. A group of travel agents filed the suit in April, alleging that those airlines, "aided and abetted" by the Airline Tariff Publishing Co., conspired to change fare-combination rules to raise the price of combinable, multicity tickets. Read More »
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Posted May 2, 2016

Airlines Defend Multicity-Fare Changes, Deny Conspiracy In Federal Court

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines separately asked a federal judge in California to deny a preliminary injunction requested by a group of travel agents that sued the airlines last month over fare-combination rules. The travel agents asked the court to prohibit the carriers from pricing multicity fares at a cost "greater than the sum of the combined non-refundable one-way fares for each leg of a passenger’s flight." Read More »
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Posted April 19, 2016

Travel Agents Sue Major Airlines Over Multicity Fare Changes

A group of airline passengers and travel agents this week filed an antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines that alleges they conspired to change fare-combination rules that inflated the price of multicity tickets. The lawsuit also names the Airline Tariff Publishing Co. as a defendant, claiming the airline-owned body, which publishes fare data, "aided and abetted" the airlines. Read More »
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Posted May 28, 2014

LETTER: ATPCo Disputes DOT Rulemaking Cost Analysis

ATPCo disputed an economic impact assessment conducted by HDR on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, covered this week in a report in The Beat (Costing Airlines Millions, Proposed DOT Fee... Read More »
Posted October 25, 2013

LETTERS

The International Air Transport Association weighs in on its New Distribution Capability project and the future role of fare filing. Read More »
Posted October 3, 2013

THE BEAT SHEET: The Beat Live; IATA on ATPCo; Cornerstone on 'New' Agency Tech

The latest edition of The Beat Sheet, an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted February 13, 2013

Open Axis Standards Likely To Guide IATA NDC

The International Air Transport Association has selected the schema that will be the foundation of its New Distribution Capability meant to reshape indirect distribution. All signs point to the Open Axis Group as that guiding light. Read More »
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Posted July 5, 2012

Now Arriving Via ATPCo: Bag Fee Transparency

Consumer rights advocates bemoan the lack of airline fee transparency in indirect points of sale. They say it's hard at the time of booking to assess the full cost of a trip once you add in extra charges, especially for items or services that were once included in the base fare. At least for bag fees, though, full pricing transparency now is available to indirect sales channels through the dominant fare-publishing house. Read More »
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Posted January 27, 2012

ATPCo Sees Surge In Carriers Publishing Ancillary Fee Content

The number of carriers filing ancillary fee content with The Airline Tariff Publishing Company has more than doubled in the past year, though not all of those airlines are selling such a la carte offerings through distribution systems. Read More »
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