Posted October 16, 2018 - Atlanta

GUEST: Travelport CEO On Airline Control And Commercial Models In An NDC World

Travelport president and CEO Gordon Wilson kicked off The Beat Live event this month and addressed airline control and commercial models in the context of the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability standard-making endeavor. Read More »
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Posted October 11, 2018

Consumer-Led GDS Lawsuit Fails To Secure Class Action Status, Sabre Holds Out On Settling

A consumer-led federal antitrust lawsuit filed in 2015 against the three major global distribution system operators has not achieved the class action status originally sought by plaintiffs, according to a court order this month. Read More »
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Posted October 1, 2018

American Airlines' Cory Garner Will Stay With The Carrier After All

When American Airlines VP of sales and distribution strategy Cory Garner in July revealed plans to retire from the airline at the end of the year, he noted: "I’m sure you haven’t heard the last from me." Indeed, we haven't. Garner has reversed his decision to take a voluntary package from the airline. Instead, he has chosen to remain in his current role. Read More »
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Posted September 28, 2018

LETTER: Amadeus Writes In On Lufthansa Comments

Amadeus submitted the following letter to add context to its original statement published in an article this week. Read More »
Posted September 25, 2018

FAA Bill Spares TMCs From New Customer Service Requirements

The U.S. House and Senate in recent days reached a bipartisan, final agreement on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 to fund the Federal Aviation Administration for five years and set forth a variety of provisions on airport infrastructure, airline safety and even airplane seat sizes. There is some relief for corporate travel agencies buried in the bill, which is widely expected to go into law. Read More »
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Posted September 24, 2018

Lufthansa Group To Pull Some Fare Types From GDSs

Effective Oct. 9, Lufthansa Group will remove its Light brand of economy fares and Business Saver business class fares entirely from the three major global distribution systems in the German market. Read More »
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Posted September 13, 2018

Buyer Group Urges Corporate Travel Industry 'To Do More' On NDC

A group of travel buyers urged airlines, global distribution systems, online booking tools, travel management companies and travel managers "to do more" to advance the New Distribution Capability standard to meet buyer needs. Read More »
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Posted September 7, 2018

IATA Plans New NDC Certification Levels As Program Looks To Scale

The International Air Transport Association plans to add two certification levels for its New Distribution Capability program "in early 2019," which will require airlines, aggregators and sellers to adopt additional application programming interface messages and, at the top tier, demonstrate ability to support high-volume NDC-based airline distribution. Read More »
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Posted September 5, 2018

Air Canada Taps Into ATPCO/SITA Exchange For NDC Compatibility

To translate its AC2U airline distribution application programming interface for an NDC world, Air Canada has turned to the NDC Exchange, jointly produced by ATPCO and SITA. Read More »
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Posted August 30, 2018

CWT Sidelines Travelport With New Amadeus And Sabre Deals

This morning, Amadeus announced Carlson Wagonlit Travel entered into "a multi-year renewal and expansion of a long-term business partnership." Sabre, too, inked CWT to "a new long-term agreement that broadens their long-standing business partnership and deepens the companies' close collaboration on technological innovations being developed for mutual growth and success." Read More »
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