A Lufthansa executive this month reportedly named American Express Global Business Travel and BCD Travel as potential partners for the airline's direct-booking initiative. However, the travel management companies don't sound interested. According to an Amex executive, Lufthansa's proposed alternative would end up costing more than the airline's 16 euro surcharge for traditional distribution. A BCD Travel spokesperson said the company doesn't understand why Lufthansa named it in such a way.
It's not the first time Lufthansa's comments about this program have been disputed. Chief . . .