Posted in Negotiating Reporting Suppliers

AA Builds Reporting Portal As Big Three U.S. Carriers Share More Client Data, Push Soft Benefits

The three major U.S. network airlines are big on providing account-specific information. This can relate to spending, contract performance, ancillary services and operational metrics. Delta…

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Posted in Productivity Service Suppliers

Delta Extends Corporate Perks, United Announces Similar Program

United Airlines announced a benefits program for corporate customers. It is akin to a corporate recognition program Delta created in 2014 and recently expanded to…

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Posted in Distribution

Delta Asserts Support Of GDSs, Targets This Year To Test New APIs

Delta Air Lines expects to start piloting its new application programming interfaces with distribution intermediaries by the end of the year. While those APIs will…

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Lacking Southwest Concerns Lola’s Paul English Less Than Customer Acquisition Does

Well-funded startup Lola last week announced its Lola Works small business platform featuring reporting, team collaboration and policy and spending guidelines with “wiggle room.” The features…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Aiming To Control The Offer, Delta Works To Release APIs ASAP

Delta’s public support for the International Air Transport Association’s New Distribution Capability is relatively tepid. That doesn’t mean it’s not exploring alternatives to traditional connectivity….

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Posted in Budgets Negotiating Suppliers

Signs Point To Rising U.S. Airfares

Executives at American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are optimistic. For corporate buyers, many of whom are now in the throes of budgeting…

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Posted in Methods Suppliers

Building On Packaging, Upside Seeks ‘Full-Service’ Status With Unmanaged Business Travelers

After beating the packaging drum for more than a year, Jay Walker’s Upside Travel is now also offering flights and hotels individually. It added Uber…

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