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TAP Air Portugal Rejiggers GDS Deals, Opens Private Channel

TAP Air Portugal became the latest European airline to revise its approach to travel agency distribution.
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Amadeus Still Sees Minimal NDC Volume Despite Tech, Commercial Milestones

Amadeus during its third-quarter earnings call Thursday recapped recent progress on enabling distribution that aligns with the New Distribution Capability.
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BA, Iberia To Pull Cheapest Fares From GDSs

International Airlines Group partners British Airways and Iberia announced Thursday that they plan to remove their lowest short-haul fares from conventional indirect distribution channels such as global distribution systems and make them available to travel agencies only through New Distribution Capability connections.
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Duffel Scores Funding, Seeks Foothold In Crowded Field Of NDC Aggregators

Duffel has been in stealth mode for two years, but bubbled to the surface last week to announce $30 million in Series B funding.
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Air Volume Grows Among Corporate Travel 100 Companies

Air Volume Grows Among Corporate Travel 100 Companies
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Lufthansa, Sabre Passive Segment Strife Deepens

In current release notes for Concur Travel users, SAP Concur warned clients Lufthansa "may delete passive segments that are written to Sabre."
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IATA Survey: Slight Majority Of Passengers Prefer Smartphone Flight Check-In

IATA Survey: Slight Majority Of Passengers Prefer Smartphone Flight Check-In
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Sabre Sees 'Sluggish' GDS Market, Flat TMC Trends, More Of The Same Ahead

Industrywide third-quarter global distribution system bookings fell year over year, and worldwide air bookings handled by global travel management companies remained flat, Sabre reported Thursday.
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Agents Urged To Heed Minimum Connecting Time Warnings

Travel agents could have tickets canceled or see their passengers refused check-in if they don't respond to airline warnings about potential breaches of revised minimum connecting times on indirect flights. The advice follows the Oct. 27 introduction of new International Air Transport Association standards for minimum connecting times.
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STR Reports Modest U.S. RevPAR Decline In September

STR Reports Modest U.S. RevPAR Decline In September
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