Case Details Alternative Air Distribution Models

By | December 9, 2016

New York — Airline-GDS relationships are often contentious, putting corporate clients and travel management companies in the middle. Why hasn't anyone considered blowing up the model? They have.

Evidence and testimony in the US Airways v. Sabre trial here showed that Sabre, for one, has thought about a number of alternatives to airline segment fee remuneration. At least as of a few years ago, in fact, a big chunk of its bookings were processed using a different scheme altogether.

Traditionally and still for the most part, bookings processed . . .

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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 into Northstar Travel Media's BTN Group. 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.