"I could see a day—and maybe I am dreaming here—where those folks who are the intermediary between us and our customers have to pay for access to our product rather than us paying them to distribute our product," said Gerard Arpey in 2009, when he was American Airlines CEO. Consulting and research firm T2RL is seizing on airlines' recurring dream, at least when it comes to online travel agencies.
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CWT and its associated entities this month formally began soliciting creditors to vote in favor of a proposed pre-packaged Chapter 11 court-supervised restructuring.
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.