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Managing Unused Airline Tickets When Cash Is King

[UPDATE, April 6, 2020: Airlines must refund ticket and optional services purchases for flights they canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the U.S….

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As Airline Distribution Evolves, Where Does That Leave Sabre’s System For Corporate Contracting?

The preeminent mechanism for crunching data on corporate deals may be getting long in the tooth. Airlines weren’t totally comfortable when the independent company that…

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Startup Flightfox Claims ‘New Standard’ In Corporate Travel, But Operates Under A Different Set Of Rules

If your travel management company isn’t ARC-accredited and doesn’t use a global distribution system, is it not a TMC? According to Flightfox co-founder Todd Sullivan,…

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NuTravel, Delta Build Out Direct Business Travel Booking

When ARC this week announced its investment in nuTravel, the latter’s CEO referenced a new “global airline” customer. Looks like it’s Delta. “At the end…

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NuTravel (And Hilfman) Joins ARC, Blockskye And Traxo To Accelerate Direct Airline Distribution For Business Travel

Airlines Reporting Corp. this month acquired a majority stake in technology developer nuTravel. NuTravel will operate as an independent subsidiary and deliver managed business travel…

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ARC Creates Model For Determining Marketshare Goals In Corporate Airline Deals

ARC is building a model to help assess the proportion of passengers in a given market that should fly on each airline based on prevailing…

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What Southwest’s Expanded Distribution Means For Corporate Travel Buyers

The biggest news coinciding with GBTA’s convention this month was Southwest’s decision to list or expand participation in global distribution systems run by Amadeus and…

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