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BA, Iberia Yet Again Raise GDS Surcharge

International Airlines Group carriers British Airways and Iberia this month will yet again raise their surcharge on global distribution system bookings, the airlines alerted agencies.
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Finnair Readies Exclusive NDC Content, Hints At New Commercial Terms

Finnair this week revealed details of a New Distribution Capability-based strategy and partner program for travel agencies in select European markets. Partners agreeing to new terms with Finnair and hooking up to NDC-compatible connections will gain access to its "best" content available to travel agencies, effective Oct. 1.
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Travelers Willing To Miss Their Flights Rather Than Be Separated From Their Luggage

Travelers Willing To Miss Their Flights Rather Than Be Separated From Their Luggage
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Pana Takes In Funding To Double Down As Guest Travel Specialist

After wondering the travel startup wilderness for a couple years, Pana in 2017 landed on guest travel as a use case for its trip planning, booking and journey support system that blends technology with offline agents. This week, the startup announced it landed $10 million in funding to go deeper in addressing the headaches guest travelers and the companies paying for their trips face.
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Jet Airways Suspension, 737 Max Headwinds Dim Sabre's Revenue Outlook

India's Jet Airways this month suspended all operations. Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesia's Lion Air continue to reel from fatal accidents on the Boeing 737 Max, which resulted in the aircraft's grounding worldwide. Since each of these airlines operates Sabre reservations system technology, the travel distribution and IT company Tuesday revised its full-year revenue forecast downward.
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Share Split Of Q1 2019 Ridehailing Expenses Processed By Certify In North America

Share Split Of Q1 2019 Ridehailing Expenses Processed By Certify In North America
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LETTER: IATA Goes Off Course At DOT Consumer Panel, Travel Tech Writes

The Travel Technology Association submitted a letter in response to remarks by International Air Transport Association VP Doug Lavin covered in an April 17 article.
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ATPCO Sees Fast Progress On Next Gen Storefront, Star Debate Aside

Since ATPCO launched its Next Generation Storefront standard-making initiative less than six months ago, interest and adoption have been swift. From major airlines to travel sellers, many back the core idea of helping carriers consistently categorize the sundry fare options and bundles they sell through third parties.
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Survey: Most TMCs Charge Clients Extra To Handle Nonconforming Airline Content

American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and CWT in recent years have formalized client fee programs to cover the added costs of shopping, booking and servicing airline content outside global distribution systems. The three largest travel management companies aren't alone, according to a survey fielded by The Beat this month and last.
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Speak At The Beat Live 2019

Now is your chance to submit the keynote address you would deliver when The Beat Live comes to the InterContinental New York Times Square from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19.
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