Posted January 15, 2014

American Airlines Code Share Flights At A Cost To Travelers

American Airlines was quick to announce the codeshare relationship that it had developed with US Airways this week. But had it done the job correctly? Read More »
Posted November 25, 2013

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Why We Need IATA Resolution 787 NDC

I could not read [Friday's] The Beat article contemplating about the real benefits of NDC, without a grin on my face. I guess we can all agree: The attitude, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the enemy of innovation. Read More »
Posted November 14, 2013


The Beat's founder and contributor Jay Campbell touched a nerve this week in his rant titled "COMMENT: Millennials Are People Too." In it, Jay pointed out that young people always have had different a... Read More »
Posted November 12, 2013

COMMENT: Millennials Are People Too

Can we please dump the "us" versus "them" discourse relative to the youngest members of the corporate workforce? The dialogue I've been hearing from both inside and outside the industry is fraught with hangups and foolishness, and polls aiming to uncover how Millennials are so different from Boomers and Xers seem only to prove that younger people are different from older people. Shocker! Read More »
Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted November 5, 2013 - Dublin

GUEST: Moving Beyond NDC Mistrust

Industry consultant and former International Air Transport Association general counsel Gary Doernhoefer last week at IATA's World Passenger Symposium here summarized the past, present and future of the association's New Distribution Capability. Read More »
Posted October 25, 2013


The International Air Transport Association weighs in on its New Distribution Capability project and the future role of fare filing. Read More »
Posted October 16, 2013

The Business Reality of Open Booking

Travel industry veteran David Wardell adds his voice to the ongoing dialogue on open booking. Read More »
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Posted October 11, 2013


The Beat received several comments from readers regarding technologies provided to travel management companies from Yapta and ExpertFlyer. Read More »
Posted October 7, 2013

A Framework for Evaluating "Open Booking"

TripScanner founder and CEO Ethan Laub offers a "simple" framework for evaluating open booking opportunities. Read More »
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Posted October 3, 2013

Are Commission Payments On Ancillary Services A Key Differentiator?

Some may say airlines are moving away from the idea of supporting ancillary service sales with financial incentives. After working on our latest ancillary service solution in partnership with Corsair, we're not so sure. Read More »
Posted by: Frederic Hoff | More by Frederic Hoff
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