Posted December 14, 2017

Ryanair Leaves Amadeus And Sues Expedia, Asserting Direct-First Approach

Ryanair has long maintained an aggressively direct-first distribution philosophy. It calls Ryanair.com the most heavily trafficked airline website in the world, as well as its preferred platform to keep distribution costs down, nurture direct relationships with customers and, not least, sell them an array of ancillary products for which the low-cost carrier is famous. Read More »
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Posted December 1, 2014

Ryanair's O'Leary, Emirates' Clark Predict Radical Distribution Disruption

Berlin - Interrogated here at last month's GBTA Europe conference by Global Business Travel Association senior vice president for global development Paul Tilstone, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary and Emirates chief Sir Tim Clark displayed a strikingly similar radical vision. Read More »
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Posted September 24, 2014

More GDS Deals 'Not Pressing' For Ryanair After Locking In Amadeus And Travelport

Ryanair on Wednesday announced its second new global distribution system agreement of the year as Amadeus joined Travelport in securing access to the European low-cost airline's fare content and ancillaries. Read More »
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Posted March 13, 2014

Ryanair Eschews Booking Fees In Travelport Deal, But Cheapest Fares Won't Be Included

Ryanair is famous for fees. Want to use a credit card to book? That will cost you 2 percent of the transaction. Planning to check in for your flight at the airport? That will be €70 or £70, depending on the market. Making a reservation through a call center? That will run an extra €20 or £20. The list goes on. Read More »
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Posted January 16, 2014

As In All Things Ryanair, 'Low Cost' Paramount For GDS Participation

Ryanair's pivot to attract more business travelers could return the carrier's fares and inventory to one or more of the primary global distribution systems, but befitting the no-frills airline, achiev... Read More »
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Posted September 3, 2008

Concurring With easyJet

EasyJet's newly reduced fee for bookings through Amadeus and Galileo is enticing Concur to book the British carrier through the global distribution systems. Concur executive vice president Tom DePasquale, who in March said Concur rejected the previously higher price, on Tuesday asked his development team to link Concur's Cliqbook to those GDSs for easyJet bookings after easyJet on Monday announced a cut in its point-of-sale fee to £3.30 (€4) per segment from "up to £5 (€ Read More »
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Posted September 2, 2008 - Danbury, Conn.

EasyJet Lowers GDS Fee

British carrier easyJet yesterday announced plans to cut the fee it charges for bookings made in global distribution systems Read More »
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Posted August 29, 2008

The Beat Letters: Is Ryanair Brilliant or Barking Mad?

The latest Ryanair debacle where they are trying to ban the booking of their flights through travel management companies and screen scrapers set me to wonder again about their CEO Michael O'Leary.

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Posted August 27, 2008 - Danbury, Conn.

Ryanair Serious About Stopping Screen Scrapers

Led by perhaps the most combative CEO in commercial airline history, Ryanair is pressing its attack on those third party Web sites and online travel agents that use its fares and inventory information in ways that it disallows. Read More »
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Posted February 8, 2008

No One Hates Agents More than Ryanair

The Beat's latest commentary asks whether anyone despises travel agents more than HRS, which published a questionable survey on travel management. Answer? Ryanair, Travel Technology Update's Michele McDonald reminds us.

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