British Airways this week introduced new minimum requirements and a certification process for aggregators and direct-connect operators that access its New Distribution Capability-based application programming interfaces. BA's "new framework" requires NDC partners to adopt "mandatory features," starting this year with minimum requirements on post-booking servicing and disruption management support.
The International Air Transport Association is readying an "industry standard per-passenger CO2 emissions calculation methodology" that is set to be adopted by airline members and made available to travel management companies and others, according to the organization. American Express Global Business Travel is among companies collaborating with IATA.
The surge of the Covid-19 omicron variant dealt a "hellacious" few weeks to Delta Air Lines, as it, like other carriers, navigated staffing shortages and operational bedlam complicated by winter weather. But the variant's sweep also signals a turning point, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday during the company's fourth-quarter financial results call.
The plaintiff in a lawsuit against SAP Concur alleging website accessibility barriers for blind and visually impaired people has filed since November more than 120 similar federal suits against an array of companies.
Flight Centre Travel Group's acquisition last month of Shep cemented an already strong bond between its FCM travel management company brand and the Austin-based startup whose web-browser extension tech overlays messaging on travel websites.
SAP Concur and Airbnb plan to turn off next month a direct connection that enabled Concur Travel clients to shop the homesharing platform's rental inventory in the corporate travel booking system.
The Tarrant County, Texas, state court judge overseeing the contract suit American Airlines filed in June against Sabre has set a hearing next week to consider a request from the carrier for "partial reconsideration" of his decision denying a temporary injunction against Sabre.