American Airlines' decision to wind down the 41-year-old AirPass prepaid program is a small piece of a grand strategy to alter relationships with the corporate travel community. AA during the past several weeks told corporate clients that it would reduce discounts and scrutinize underperforming accounts, according to people familiar with the company's plans. The airline is tightening up compensation programs for travel agencies, as well, while it sees more independent business travelers and small and midsized businesses coming to it directly.

Corporate clients . . .

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