Sabre Commits To AA NDC Plan, Heralding Shift In Airline Distribution Economics

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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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.