Tag Archives: AmTrav

Jeff Klee On The Industry Fiddling With NDC While Rome Burns

By | July 31, 2018

The New Distribution Capability furnished by the International Air Transport Association is several years in the making. At least a few more are required for the industry at large to realize the intended benefit — more control for airlines in how they create and retail their services across the spectrum of distribution channels. AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee urges… Read More »

Ted Perlstein On Getting Involved In Politics

By | January 22, 2018

Today’s advisor is Ted Perlstein, vice president of sales and marketing at AmTrav. His guidepost encourages those involved in travel to examine how elected officials can help or hinder the industry. The average American votes for a variety of reasons, not the least of which, according to Pew Research, is they’d feel guilty not voting. Ask most people… Read More »

United Offers Low, Flexible Coach Fares But Makes Them Hard For Intermediaries To Reach

By | January 17, 2018

United Airlines on its website has been offering low, refundable fares to compete against rival carriers. If you know where to look, you can find them in global distribution systems, too. The only way to access “economy flexible” fares in a GDS is by using a special code in the “passenger type” field. That means typical low-fare searches… Read More »

GDS Private Channel Concerns, Challenges U.S. Travel Management Companies

By | November 14, 2017

[UPDATE, Nov. 21, 2017: A Delta Air Lines official confirmed that its seat availability is is “identical across carriers, to the last available seat” with JV allies Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia and KLM, and with partners China Eastern, Gol and Jet Airways. Meanwhile, American Airlines’ “seamless codeshare availability” with Iberia and British Airways covers all points of sale… Read More »

Finding The Logic In Airfare Policies

By | September 28, 2017

The question of what’s logical in a lowest logical airfare policy has always had more than one answer. There’s much more now for program managers to think about than when such policies came into vogue in the late 1990s. In general, the lowest logical airfare is the cheapest available at the time of booking that abides by corporate… Read More »

Concur Poised For Self-Booking Virtual Payment

By | July 10, 2017

[UPDATE, Aug. 21, 2017: Concur plans in September to run virtual payment pilots with travel management companies that have gone through a “readiness” program. In an update for TMCs, Concur indicated that they must have a relationship with Conferma and support virtual payment for both Concur Travel and offline reservations. Concur also indicated that the next type of… Read More »

Teleconference 5: Inside TMC Economics

By | October 13, 2016

Inside TMC Economics Jan. 12, 2017, at 12 pm EST Special 90-minute episode Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! This event’s recording may be purchased here or gifted here for $25. Grab the slides below. Play a snippet. During the sold-out Teleconference 5 AmTrav CEO Jeff Klee and Short’s Travel Management CEO David LeCompte talked about the differences in how… Read More »