There are many questions that remain around the evolution and developments ahead for the virtual interlining trend in travel.
As a recent analysis on the market explained, in a perfectly connected world, it would be easy to create and sell airline itineraries that include connections between multiple carriers, even if they don't have interline or codeshare agreements.
But it's not a perfectly connected world, yet, so virtual interlining has emerged as a technically efficient and strategically important process to achieve the goals being set by airlines, intermediaries and passengers.
Important areas to consider are how the partnerships work between carriers (and airports, for handling luggage), the emergence of retail into the equation, the attractiveness of the concept to online travel agencies and where true virtual interlining will shift to through multi-modal capabilities.
PhocusWire's Kevin May spoke to Gabor Toth and John Boguslawski of TripStack to find out the details and where they think the market is heading.
Toth is CEO of TripStack and Boguslawski is business development executive and co-founder.
The full interview is included below...
Virtual interlining as a recovery and growth trend in travel
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Virtual Interlining is a technology we provide that combines flights from different carriers that don’t traditionally work together to go from point A to B via C. These unique fares provide significantly lower prices to the end consumer and much higher flight margins to our partners.