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United Enlists ATPCO And Volaro To Streamline Corporate Negotiated Fare Filing

Like the rest of the airline, United’s fare filing team shrank as a result of the pandemic. Fortunately for United, it already was looking at…

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Some Things Happened In Airline Distribution This Year, Part One

With reaction, assessment and recovery on their minds, corporate travel professionals understandably did not focus closely on airline distribution developments this year. Inasmuch as they…

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Walmart Seeks Patent On Corporate Travel Contract Optimization

When you’re a big corporation, you can get nice volume discounts. When you’re the biggest, you get to reinvent how they’re used. Walmart seems to…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

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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Boosting Corporate Sales Force, Southwest Targets Booking Fees And Considers Prism

After making a “modest” investment in corporate sales during the past 10 years, Southwest Airlines expects to significantly increase its numbers. It’s also taking a…

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ARC Data Showing Promise For Buyers

Prism data is the basis for corporate deals with the big U.S. network airlines. It will be for the foreseeable future. But it has limitations….

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Sourcing Tools Help Big Buyers Tackle Air Market’s Twists And Turns

There are fewer big U.S. airlines, they negotiate with fewer companies, and their generosity on discounts has diminished. But airline contracting is still complicated. The…

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