Posted January 12, 2018

BEAT SHEET: Corporate Travel Outlook; Sabre's Court Costs; DOT Rule Backlash; Radius Activity

The Beat Sheet is 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 August 3, 2017

Delta To 'Lean In' To GDSs, Renews Full Content Deal With Travelport

Delta Air Lines has renewed its full content agreement with Travelport "on a long-term basis," the global distribution system operator announced Thursday. Read More »
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Posted January 23, 2017

Airlines' Instructions For Basic Economy: Suppress Sales Or Divulge Restrictions

As they join Delta Air Lines in selling their own stripped down Basic Economy fares, American Airlines this month and United Airlines last month issued guidance to travel management companies and corporate clients on distributing the new low-cost but heavily restricted options. Read More »
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Posted May 18, 2016

Judge Denies Request To Halt Airlines' Combinable Fare Practices

A federal district judge in California denied a preliminary injunction that would have stopped airlines, as travel agent plaintiffs had requested, from pricing multicity fares at a price "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 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 26, 2016

ARC Data: Business Travel Growth Slows, Fares Fall In Q1

The number of business trips settled through ARC rose a modest 0.76 percent year over year during the first quarter of 2016. The ARC data confirm commentary from airline executives, analysts and others who have witnessed slowing business travel growth, at least during the first three months of the year. Read More »
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Posted March 25, 2016

Major Airlines Change Fare-Combination Rules, Irk Agencies

Several travel agencies noted that major U.S. airlines recently began pricing multi-segment itineraries significantly higher when presented as one ticket versus as multiple one-way tickets. Read More »
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Posted April 13, 2015

Virgin Atlantic Targets 2016 Shift To Delta's Passenger Services System

Virgin Atlantic plans to cut over in 2016 to joint venture partner Delta Air Lines' passenger services system, according to the airlines. Read More »
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Posted October 22, 2014

Corporate Clients And TMCs Can 'Suppress' Delta's Restrictive Basic Fare

Corporate travelers conditioned by lowest-logical-airfare policies may very well be enticed to select Basic Economy—Delta's cheapest—when presented in search results. Read More »
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Posted March 4, 2014

ANALYSIS: Corporate Travelers Could Win Under New Delta SkyMiles Program, Companies Might Not

Delta Air Lines next year will flip the premise of its SkyMiles program by rewarding members for fares paid, not miles flown. Compared with the current program, it's a better deal for a lot of corporate travelers, based on 2013 fare data, but certainly not all. As for corporate travel buyers, there are concerns that the new program could steer travelers to higher fares to maximize their awards rather than company savings. Read More »
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