Posted June 20, 2017

House Reps Weigh In On DOT's Suspended Airline Distribution Inquiry

A bipartisan group of 46 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao not to reopen a suspended public inquiry into airline distribution practices. On the flip side, a group of 17 House Democrats affixed signatures to another letter urging the prompt reopening of the request for information. Read More »
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Posted June 6, 2016

Uber Cuts Startup's API Access, Asserts Price-Comparison Restrictions

Uber blocked Urbanhail's access to its API after the startup dared to compare Uber's real-time pricing and pickup times with competing ground options like taxis and Lyft. Read More »
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Posted July 1, 2015

Lufthansa's Moment of Madness

Lufthansa became the latest travel supplier to launch what I believe to be a commercially catastrophic distribution strategy that tries to coerce the consumer to book direct, and highlights just how out of touch the airline is with the evolving world of distribution in a mobile-first world. Read More »
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Posted June 26, 2015

GBTA Gets Strict On Member Lufthansa Talk

The Global Business Travel Association on Thursday sent members guidelines on how to address the Lufthansa Group's planned GDS surcharge in association forums. Concerned about antitrust implications if members engage in a "collective response," the memo includes a list of "do's and don'ts" and even language to avoid. Read More »
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Posted May 12, 2015

American Airlines Outlines Plans To Move US Airways Reservations Out Of Shares

American Airlines will cushion the merger of US Airways flights into the Sabre reservations system with an approximately three-month transition period that will begin as early as July, according to a notification sent to corporate travel clients on Tuesday. Read More »
Posted March 19, 2015

'In Lockstep': US Airways Court Filings Allege Rampant GDS Collusion

Suggestions that the major global distribution systems have been engaged in illegal collusion have floated around for a while. There were references in the antitrust lawsuits American Airlines pursued against Sabre and Travelport and comments by airline representatives as the industry debated IATA's New Distribution Capability, not to mention the U.S. Department of Justice's seemingly dormant antitrust probe. Read More »
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Posted February 27, 2015

Amadeus Expects GDS Marketshare Gains To Continue In 2015

Amadeus claimed it processed during the fourth quarter of 2014 42 percent of all global distribution system bookings, raising its quarterly worldwide market share 1.4 percentage points from the last three months of 2013. Read More »
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Posted February 25, 2015

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Posted February 25, 2015

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Posted February 23, 2015

Travelport 'On Track' To Derive One-Third Of GDS Revenue From Non-Air Sources

Travelport is "on track" to derive one-third of global distribution system revenue from sources other than airline bookings by 2018, CFO Philip Emery said Monday during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. Read More »
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