Lufthansa Group on Tuesday said corporate clients could avoid its 16 euro surcharge for GDS bookings after September by using its websites. That's not a genuine alternative.
Without workarounds, direct airline booking requires users to jettison price comparisons and complex bookings. Companies would forego data reporting for policy and spend management, duty of care and CO2 tracking. For many, it means they're not using their preferred online booking tool, unless Lufthansa integrates with players like Concur, GetThere and KDS.
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