Airlines have big plans for new distribution capabilities. Whether and when they become reality in corporate travel remain open questions. At the moment, it's looking like a huge challenge.

British Airways officials said they anticipated a "large chunk" of travel agencies would transition to NDC channels this year. Air France-KLM's roadmap calls for new products to be made available to TMCs using NDC beginning in the second half of this year — after its surcharge takes effect April 1. American Airlines last year announced . . .

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