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U.S. Capacity Is Returning, But Business Travel Isn’t A Priority In Fluid Airline Network Planning (Audio)

Airline capacity remains down dramatically on most international routes while markets with big domestic networks, like the United States, are rebounding. Leisure routes take precedence…

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Former American Airlines Strategist Envisions Shift In Corporate Travel Discounts And Agency Incentives

What if airline incentives paid to travel management companies don’t rebound? Former American Airlines head of global sales and distribution strategy Cory Garner thinks carriers…

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Expensify, Kayak Embark On Latest Of So Many Attempts To Reach Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

The pandemic stopped most business travel, but it did not end the relentless and historically futile quest for an online-first intermediary that attracts and keeps…

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Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part Two

There’s a line of thinking that says the pandemic is widening a gap between Amadeus and its key rivals, Sabre and Travelport. Not only was…

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Delta Considers Barring Flyers Who Violate Face Mask Rule

[UPDATE, June 15, 2020: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines announced that violations of their…

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World Travel Inc. Builds Real-Time Load Factors Into New Disruption Management Platform

Airlines say they are limiting the number of passengers on flights in an effort to maintain social distancing. Anecdotally, though, plenty of flights are full….

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American Airlines To Use ATPCO, UATP For Prepaid Program Enhancements

American Airlines is building a new platform for its prepaid AirPass program and enticing potential enrollees with lower minimums. The promotion targets high-end leisure travelers…

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