Delta in the next month plans to become Level 3 certified under the International Air Transport Association's New Distribution Capability program, joining some of the largest airlines in the world in reaching the milestone, including competitors American Airlines and United Airlines.
Companies that have 250 or more employees based in the U.K. are required to disclose gender pay gap data. The Beat examined figures and additional disclosures from several airlines, hoteliers, travel management companies and technology companies.
Virgin Atlantic's migration from its current HP Shares reservations system to Delta Air Lines' in-house system is on track for a November cutover, Delta president Ed Bastian said.
In recent years, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services' airline passenger services system, Shares, has suffered significant client attrition. US Airways folded into merger partner American Airlines' Sabre-powered system, Virgin Atlantic transitioned to a PSS controlled by partner Delta Air Lines, and Copa Airlines has agreed to shift to Sabre, though implementation has been delayed.
Several agency sources said Delta this week cut front-end U.S. point-of-sale incentives on international tickets for multiple agencies.
Virgin Atlantic during the next few years will move from its current HP Shares reservations system to Delta Air Lines' in-house Deltamatic system, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger told The Beat.
Virgin Atlantic plans to cut over in 2016 to joint venture partner Delta Air Lines' passenger services system, according to the airlines.
Hewlett-Packard has had a tough go at the passenger services system business lately, as US Airways and Virgin Atlantic plan to shift away from its Shares reservations system this year and next, respectively.
Following pushback from commercial clients, Virgin Atlantic is backing away from a revised policy in which it planned to no longer accept advance seat assignments via global distribution system channels.