American Airlines will pay participating travel agencies $2 per net segment booked and ticketed using certified NDC connections at all points of sale on AA-marketed flights. The program requires agencies to cover distribution costs, but comes with a near-term content parity commitment. It also enables new possibilities for corporate bundles, waiver-and-favor management and risk management data.
They're not up and running yet but the first agency participants are Frosch and HRG, according to American. The airline this week is hosting an NDC meeting near its Dallas headquarters . . .