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Notebook: Empathy On Fumes As Airfare Fragmentation Bears Down In America

Boston – With its plan to phase out traditional, EDIFACT-based indirect sales by the end of 2025, Finnair’s alternative distribution vision is among the world’s most ambitious. During a panel discussion at a UATP event here last week, its head of strategy admitted to a lack of familiarity with corporate needs in terms of duty…

Reporter’s Notebook: Feds On Health Passports, Buyers On TMC Services, Hotel Sourcing Strategies, Going Green In Lodging

Today’s industry dialogue is all about how and when business travel comes back. A big part of the how is making travelers feel confident and streamlining their journeys. Many see digital health passports as an answer. The U.S. government last week indicated it would provide guidelines for new health credential systems. A panel of government…

Ticket Asset Management Represents Billions In Risk And Value

The pandemic forced BCD Travel to manage nearly half a billion dollars worth of unused, nonrefundable tickets during the year ending last month. During the first half of last year, Travel and Transport saw a 300 percent increase in the number of unused tickets stored in its database. American, Delta, Southwest and United in financial…

UATP Helped Solve The Unused Ticket Dilemma, But Airline Policies Vary

As the pandemic emerged and unused airline tickets piled up, UATP became a popular way to store the credit for future use. If you’re confused about the timeframes, fees and minimum funds required, you are not alone. They vary from one airline to the next. For its program, United will reintroduce fees starting next month….

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 and small businesses, but companies of all sizes use the program. While bulk buying a product doesn’t seem like something people think about when they’re barely using that product, the…

Buyers Welcome Delta’s New No-Hassle Name Changes On Corporate Tickets

Delta Air Lines informed corporate accounts last week that it would allow no-fee name changes on unused tickets and ease the process of applying credits to new trips. According to vice president of sales operations and development Kristen Shovlin, Delta’s new “corporate waiver” allows travel managers and their travel management companies to change names on…

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