American Airlines is anticipating that a small number of corporate travel providers will connect with it directly to access substantially all of its fares beginning in April, according to sources familiar with the airline's talking points. One such player, Spotnana, already announced its arrangement. Another, Navan (formerly TripActions), also has embraced next-generation airline connectivity as exemplary of its disruptor status. Behind the scenes, though, it has reverted to old ways when prudent.
When ATPCO retired its NDC Exchange, travel management companies including AmTrav and TripActions . . .