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BA Enacts New Requirements For NDC Partners

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.
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IATA Developing Standard Methodology For Air CO2 Emission Calculations

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.
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Delta Leads U.S. Carriers In 2021 On-Time Performance

2021 On Time Performance
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Eying 'Final Phase Of Pandemic,' Delta Sees 'Silver Lining' In Omicron's Surge

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.
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Serial Plaintiff Sues SAP Concur In Rash Of Site Accessibility Litigation

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.
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CBRE Forecasts U.S. Hotel Occupancy, Average Daily Rate To Climb

CBRE Lodging Forecast
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FCM Sharpens Multi-Channel Messaging With Shep Acquisition

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.
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SAP Concur And Airbnb To Sever Connections

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.
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American Gets Another Shot At Temporary Injunction Against Sabre

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.
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Corporate Buyers Rate U.S. Airlines In BTN Survey

Corporate Buyers Rate Airlines In BTN Survey
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