Tag Archives: NDC

Lufthansa Greases NDC Rails With Agency Incentive, ‘Exclusive’ Ancillary Sales

By | September 14, 2018

Lufthansa Group in January will begin paying travel agencies one euro each time their customers fly on a ticket booked through an NDC-enabled channel. In October, the airline group will make Lufthansa and Swiss lounge access available “exclusively” through NDC channels. At that time, it will do the same for inflight Internet vouchers for intercontinental flights operated by… Read More »

British Airways, Iberia Raise Distribution Surcharge

By | August 31, 2018

British Airways and Iberia said that on Sept. 18 they would increase the surcharge applied to bookings that don’t go through “an NDC-based connection or through other low-cost channels,” according to messages to travel agencies. The new fee is $12, or 10.50 euros and £9 per fare component. That’s up from the initial fee of $10/9.50 euros/£8. “We… Read More »

Pedro Ceron On Creating The 21st Century Managed Travel Platform

By | August 29, 2018

There is a lot of talk about overhauling aspects of the managed travel ecosystem. Decades-old technology in some cases is giving way to open systems meant to more efficiently connect buyers, suppliers and intermediaries. There’s no shortage of ideas, but there isn’t as much action as some would like to see. TravelCast Consulting managing partner Pedro Ceron states… Read More »

GBTA Convention Highlights Push For ‘Omni-Channel’ Airline Distribution

By | August 20, 2018

San Diego – Participants at last week’s Global Business Travel Association convention showed a stronger spirit of collaboration on alternative airline distribution than in years past. Notwithstanding mixed takes on the specifics, attendees and speakers reinforced the theme that corporate customers need the same sets of product and service options regardless of where they shop. New and updated distribution… Read More »

Amadeus Adds American Airlines, BCD Travel To NDC Program

By | August 13, 2018

Continuing the furious pace of NDC-related announcements around the industry, Amadeus said American Airlines and BCD Travel agreed to join its NDC-X program. AA is the first North America-based carrier to commit. BCD joins U.S.-based American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and Australia’s Flight Centre. For Amadeus, like Sabre and Travelport, incorporating NDC means mitigating content… Read More »

American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Join Amadeus NDC Program

By | August 8, 2018

American Express Global Business Travel and Carlson Wagonlit Travel partnered with Amadeus for its NDC-X program. The two global travel management companies will work with the global distribution system provider to test usage of New Distribution Capability-enabled connections. “This will help GBT prepare to implement the industrialized version of the solution, which will include servicing capabilities, in 2019,” according to… Read More »

Sabre Signs AA, American Express GBT, CWT And Flight Centre To Build Out NDC Workflows

By | August 7, 2018

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Flight Centre Travel Group joined with Sabre to develop, integrate and test New Distribution Capability-enabled offers and orders. Under the program, called Beyond NDC, these launch partners and Sabre would seek to integrate NDC with the “retailing, distribution and fulfillment systems that support the travel ecosystem,” according to a… Read More »