One challenge for the New Distribution Capability in corporate travel is that its protocols emphasize offers over schedules. This flips on its head the typical way travel counselors find flight options for business travelers. Sabre is trying to get airlines to adjust the NDC protocol to facilitate schedule-led search out of the box. In the meantime, it's working on releasing a schedule-led NDC path for its GetThere self-booking tool in the third quarter of this year. It's also exploring solutions for its agent interface.
"The entire NDC schema implementation philosophy is predicated . . .