The U.S. Department of Transportation's proposed ancillary airline fee rulemaking could require airlines and travel agencies to disclose baggage, change and cancellation fees on a "passenger-specific" basis.
International Airlines Group carriers British Airways and Iberia this month raised their surcharge on traditional global distribution system bookings, according to a BA notice to agencies.
Scandinavian Airlines plans to delay the launch of its controversial distribution model by six months to Sept. 1 "in order to allow all partners enough time to prepare," the airline alerted travel agencies last week.
Former employees of World Travel, Inc., this week submitted terms of an agreed-upon class-action settlement with one of the agency's former owners and the trustee overseeing its employee stock ownership plan.
American Airlines is seeing diminished demand and underperformance from large corporate accounts that hold contracts with the carrier. The airline during a quarterly financial results call Thursday counted the ways in which it is building a business plan that is less reliant on the segment.
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday closed the comment period on its proposed airline fee disclosure regulation. Areas for which DOT sought input included whether corporate travel agencies should be covered in the sweep of airline fee disclosure and display requirements. Trade groups representing travel buyers, travel management companies, travel agencies and distributors this week urged corporate exemptions.
Finnair in May will remove intra-Finland domestic content from EDIFACT-connected channels, the airline announced this week, as it continues to phase out the legacy protocol on which global distribution traditionally operated.