The U.S. Department of Transportation last month closed public comments on its proposed rulemaking that would require airlines to refund fees for delayed checked bags and other ancillary services not rendered. The proposed rule has opened debate between airline and agency groups on their respective responsibilities.
American Airlines and Sabre haven't agreed on much when it comes to the carrier's Texas state contract lawsuit against the global distribution system operator, but they've found common ground in one area. The two litigants this week jointly filed a motion asking the court to close the courtroom to the public at next week's temporary injunction hearing and to seal exhibits and testimony from the hearing.
Lufthansa Group has canceled its contract with Prism, the data consolidation tool through which many airlines insist corporate clients must submit booking information to obtain discounted fares.
The readers of The Beat chose ARC director of airline retailing strategy and head of NDC Shelly Younger to deliver her keynote address at The Beat Live, Unused Values: Three Reasons Why They're An Undervalued Opportunity.
Lola on Friday announced that its team is "joining Capital One," following the financial services and credit card company's reported acquisition of the travel tech firm.
By now you may have heard of Spotnana, the corporate travel startup that emerged from stealth mode a couple weeks ago with millions in funding, backing from Concur co-founder and former CEO Steve Singh and other notable names attached, including corporate travel tech luminary Johnny Thorsen and Bill Brindle, formerly in the C-suite at HRG and American Express Global Business Travel.
Three months after Emirates went dark in Sabre, the two companies this week jointly announced a new agreement that ushers in the airline's return to the global distribution system.
CWT confirmed it is readying a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition to accelerate the closing of a recently reached financial restructuring and recapitalization deal.