Posted January 13, 2016

A4A: NDC, Marketplace Advances Nullify Need For DOT's Ancillary Fee Rule

For years, the federal government has contemplated mandating that airlines provide ancillary fee data in every sales channel in which they participate. Long opposed to the plan, Airlines for America made the case this month that the marketplace is advancing just fine without the U.S. Department of Transportation's interference. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 10, 2015

Assessing Buyer View Of NDC, IATA Broadens Engagement

At the International Air Transport Association's behest, industry consultant Paul Tilstone spent a chunk of this year canvassing travel managers to get their take on the association's New Distribution Capability standard. His findings, in short: If they knew about NDC, they didn't have especially warm feelings. Yet, they see some opportunities. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 27, 2015

IATA Sees NDC Advancing Interlining, Single Passenger Document

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability intends to close the gap between how airlines sell through direct and indirect channels. But the reinvention of the process proposed under NDC could open other opportunities for carriers and corporate clients. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted May 13, 2015

New Distribution Capability Standards Near Validation, Still Plenty For Corporates To Assess

The International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability in July will take another important step from drawing board to reality when IATA's Passenger and Airport Data Interchange Standards Board is scheduled to validate NDC standards for shopping, booking, servicing, payment and ticketing. PADIS's validation will stamp IATA member airlines' seal of approval on a strategy intended to make indirect airline sales much more like direct sales. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted October 1, 2014

Airlines To DOT: Don't Meddle With The Marketplace On Ancillaries

It's no surprise that airlines despise a U.S. Department of Transportation proposal to require the disclosure of ancillary fees in the sales channels in which they participate. Comments published this week made that very clear. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted September 8, 2014

Farelogix Repositioning Tech To Facilitate Airline-GDS Connections

Embedded within the direct-connect drama from a few years back as certain airlines attempted to bypass global distribution systems, Farelogix now wants to help some of those same airlines provide richer content to the GDS channel. Read More »
Posted by: David Jonas | More by David Jonas
Posted July 29, 2014

Amadeus, United Partnering To Deploy Merchandizing Strategy Using NDC

United Airlines and Amadeus are collaborating on a merchandising strategy that will include implementation of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability, an Amadeus executive revealed. Read More »
Posted June 20, 2014

Industry Opposition Wanes As DOT Closes Public Comments On IATA's NDC

The public comment period for the U.S. Department of Transportation's tentative approval of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability last week closed with minimal protest from travel industry entities previously opposed. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 28, 2014

AA: Delisting In An OTA Would Pose Minimal Harm

As numerous airline executives have noted, bookings derived from the likes of Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity do little more than cannibalize direct sales at a higher cost. American Airlines president Scott Kirby last week at the Wolfe Research Annual Global Transportation Conference in New York waded a tad further into those waters. Read More »
Posted by: Jay Boehmer | More by Jay Boehmer
Posted May 21, 2014

DOT Tentatively OKs IATA's New Distribution Capability

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday tentatively approved the International Air Transport Association's proposed New Distribution Capability data transmission standard, while adding what it called "several safeguards specifically designed to protect privacy, ensure competition and consumer choice." Read More »
Posted by: Chris Davis with contributions from David Jonas | More by Chris Davis
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