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British Airways boosts in-flight experience with virtual reality trial
By Linda Fox | August 16, 2019
The carrier is offering passengers on some flights in its first class cabin the chance to view films, documentaries and other programs in 2-D, 3-D and 360-degrees formats Read More
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British Airways future of air travel report
Air travel of the future – personalized, immersive and both super-fast and super-slow
By Mitra Sorrells | July 31, 2019
British Airways is exploring predictions for the air travel experience 20, 40, 60 and even 100 years in the future. Read More
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The true cost of not protecting customer data in travel
The true cost of not protecting customer data in travel
By Peter Matthews - Nucleus  | July 30, 2019
If data breaches can happen to some of the biggest players in the business, whose cyber security budgets dwarf most businesses, how exposed are smaller groups and individual hotels? Read More
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Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2019
ICO, the information authority, plans to fine Marriott International more than £99 million for the data breach it reported last year. Read More
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British Airways will "vigorously" defend position following huge fine for data breach
British Airways will "vigorously" defend position following huge fine for data breach
By Linda Fox | July 8, 2019
The hack, believed to have started in June last year, involved information such as log-in information, payment card and travel booking details. Read More
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Skyscanner joins NDC Exchange
Skyscanner becomes first travel search engine to join NDC Exchange
By Mitra Sorrells | October 24, 2018
Skyscanner has joined NDC Exchange, an industry-owned marketplace created by ATPCO and SITA to facilitate adoption of IATA’s New Distribution Capability.   Read More
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(ICYMI) NDC Exchange builds momentum, adds new airlines, names sellers
(ICYMI) NDC Exchange builds momentum, adds new airlines, names sellers
By Marisa Garcia | October 11, 2018
IATA has been advocating for broader adoption of New Distribution Capability (NDC) as a common standard for the airline industry, which will allow greater retailing flexibility. It has progressed - es Read More
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NDC Exchange boosted by five new airlines
By Linda Fox | October 11, 2018
NDC Exchange, created by ATPCO and SITA, sees five new carriers join. Read More
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Stuck in the mud - when airline distribution partnerships go wrong
Stuck in the mud - when airline distribution partnerships go wrong
By Pamela Whitby | June 8, 2018
Legacy agreements signed with the global distributions systems (GDSs) are giving business airline bmi a headache. Antony Price, director marketing & customer, bmi, says it is currently stuck in Read More
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Airline distribution surcharge trend tipped to slow
Airline distribution surcharge trend tipped to slow
By Kevin May | May 7, 2018
Air France-KLM could be the last of the major airline groups to introduce a fee for passengers that book tickets through the global distribution systems. Read More
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Sabre seeks to consign old NDC position to history
Sabre seeks to consign old NDC position to history
By Kevin May | February 27, 2018
International Airlines Group's shift to a New Distribution Capability-led connection to intermediaries pretty much ended any lasting resistance from tech providers last year. Read More
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Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
Decoding blockchain, part 3: Flight data management
By Mitra Sorrells | February 19, 2018
Data sharing is a complicated - and sometimes disjointed - process in the air transport industry. The creation and storage of information for each flight is handled by multiple entities, at minimum the... Read More
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EasyJet brings data on board, but will it take off?
EasyJet brings data on board, but will it take off?
By Viewpoints | February 13, 2018
This is a viewpoint from Bill James, chairman of Transform. It is estimated that 90% of the world’s data was generated in the past two years, yet brands still are only using half of it. Everywhere Read More
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Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
By Jill Menze | January 30, 2018
In-flight Wi-Fi is more prevalent than it’s ever been, with 82 airlines now offering the service, up 17% over last year. Read More
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Could air services decide which city will win Amazon's HQ2?
Could air services decide which city will win Amazon's HQ2?
By Marisa Garcia | January 30, 2018
For a number of US cities, the bid to attract Amazon’s new HQ2 has been one of the top development priorities, with each candidate making attractive concessions in hopes of attracting the tech giant t Read More
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