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PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Distribution
PhocusWire Forecast 2018: Our view on Distribution
By PhocusWire | December 19, 2017
Airline distribution was always a complex - but fairly unexciting - discipline until a few years ago. Read More
Opinion | Distribution
British Airways tightens screw on NDC channel use
British Airways tightens screw on NDC channel use
By Kevin May | December 18, 2017
British Airways could potentially be seen as the most aggressive carrier in the drive to push NDC-enabled ticketing. Read More
News | Distribution
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Airline ancillary revenue targeted at record $82 billion
By Jill Menze | November 30, 2017
Airline ancillary revenue is on track to reach an all-time high this year, with the latest forecast projecting as much as $82.2 billion worldwide. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: GDSs survive but full content agreements will not
VIDEO: GDSs survive but full content agreements will not
By Kevin May | November 9, 2017
British Airways has got it right, but Lufthansa has not - that's the view emerging over the latest changes in airline distribution. Read More
News | Distribution
Major US airlines happy with results of slicing and dicing their economy products
Major US airlines happy with results of slicing and dicing their economy products
By Michele McDonald | July 28, 2017
Segmentation of customers and products was a focus of distribution discussions during the major US airlines’ second-quarter earnings calls. The carriers, which are in the process of dividing econom Read More
News | Distribution
How American Airlines discovered more is more in mobile design
How American Airlines discovered more is more in mobile design
By Linda Fox | July 5, 2017
Adding more steps to the booking flow tends to increase complexity and leads to abandoned purchases so is generally considered a no go area. Or is it? While that's the "conventional wisdom" there ar Read More
News | Technology
Sabre chief highlights distribution complexity as he talks around AA incentive
Sabre chief highlights distribution complexity as he talks around AA incentive
By Michele McDonald | June 29, 2017
In the wake of the latest challenge to the GDS status quo, Sabre chief Sean Menke says the GDS will remain “the most efficient way to move us forward.” Menke made the statement in his keynote addre Read More
News | Distribution
American to pay incentives for segments booked via NDC connections
American to pay incentives for segments booked via NDC connections
By Michele McDonald | June 23, 2017
American Airlines is rolling out a travel agency incentive program to encourage agents to adopt an NDC connection with the carrier. American will pay agencies $2 for every AA-marketed segment proce Read More
News | Distribution
In a mobile-only world, will airlines charge for web bookings?
In a mobile-only world, will airlines charge for web bookings?
By Viewpoints | June 16, 2017
Right now airlines are introducing fees for bookings via the GDS but imagine a scenario five years down the road where an airline charges a fee for booking via the website instead of the mobile app. Read More
News | Technology
Data could be the fuel that United and others need to soar (and recover)
Data could be the fuel that United and others need to soar (and recover)
By Viewpoints | April 25, 2017
From American Airlines to United, airlines are currently generating the kind of headlines no brands want to be associated with, whilst generating memes like "board as a doctor, leave as a patient". Read More
News | Online
Full content agreements for airline distribution live to fight another day
Full content agreements for airline distribution live to fight another day
By Michele McDonald | March 23, 2017
Several major airlines, including Lufthansa, Air Canada and American Airlines, were unsuccessful in their recent attempt to bring the GDS "full content agreement" closer to a demise. The carriers h Read More
News | Distribution
Jury sides with US Airways against Sabre in GDS antitrust trial of the century
Jury sides with US Airways against Sabre in GDS antitrust trial of the century
By Sean O'Neil | December 20, 2016
The jury has returned its verdict in US Airways's $134 million antitrust lawsuit against travel technology giant Sabre. The airline, obelow owned by American Airlines Group, persuaded a jury in a U Read More
News | Distribution
Travel industry leaders create Dihedral to tackle travel data
Travel industry leaders create Dihedral to tackle travel data
By Linda Fox | July 13, 2016
Former Orbitz chief Jeff Katz is heading up a new company which aims to use travel data to improve the traveller experience. Dihedral, as the company is called, is being set up in partnership with Read More
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US Airways versus Sabre once again heads to a jury trial
US Airways versus Sabre once again heads to a jury trial
By Sean O'Neil | March 11, 2016
Last autumn, Sabre got an early holiday gift. The presiding judge said she would not give US Airways a critical legal declaration it wanted. Judge Lorna Schofield of the US Southern District Court Read More
News | Distribution
American Airlines drops its Gogo inflight internet suit
American Airlines drops its Gogo inflight internet suit
By Sean O'Neil | February 22, 2016
Only 10 days after filing, American Airlines has dropped its lawsuit asking a judge to get involved in a contract dispute with Gogo, which sells in-flight internet connectivity. Gogo's stock shares Read More
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