Timing on global distribution system readiness to hook up New Distribution Capability connections for full functionality remains a mystery. Sabre, for one, has committed to achieving that goal with American Airlines.

When GDSs do bring in the highest-level NDC functionality of, say, American Airlines, what will that mean for travel management companies that want to access it through GDSs? Experts are playing out the scenarios and imagining a different way to fund corporate travel distribution.

Everything is negotiable, but with AA's . . .

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