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Airlines Design New Ways For Corporate Clients To Mitigate Environmental Impacts

Amid policy debates over fuel taxes and dissatisfaction with carbon offsets, two Europe-based carriers this summer stepped up to provide customers a direct means to…

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Tony O’Connor On Earth-Shifting Moves For Qantas That Could Make The Big Bigger

On Thursday, Qantas will go live with a new distribution strategy that surcharges bookings using channels the Sydney-based carrier disfavors. Like other big airlines, in…

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AA Enables Corporate Bundles Through Three TMCs

American Airlines last month began distributing a corporate bundle via its NDC-compliant API to clients of three travel management companies. AmTrav, Marplay in Mexico and…

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As Delta Tests Free Wi-Fi, Many Airlines Tinker With Contracts And Capabilities

Delta Air Lines is testing free inflight Wi-Fi. JetBlue Airways already provides it. If an official Delta program emerged, that would pressure other carriers. It…

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As Airline Incentives To Agencies Continue To Rise, A Startup Aims To Help Both Sides Manage It All

Supplier revenue is important to travel agencies. Marketshare and incremental volume are important to airlines. A startup wants to provide both sides a platform for…

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Delta Wants Star Ratings As A New Standard, United Doesn’t

[UPDATE, Sept. 5, 2019: ATPCO no longer requires intermediaries adopting its Next Generation Storefront to use a star-rating system for displaying airline products. ATPCO said…

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Two More Startups, One Claiming A Mobile First, Adopt ATPCO’s Airfare Star Ratings

When ATPCO last month unveiled its Next Generation Storefront, officials weren’t sure how it would work on mobile devices. Progress and opinion are mixed among…

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