Posted in Policy Service

As Basic Economy Spreads, So Do Its Headaches

[UPDATE, Feb 3, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.] [UPDATE, Jan. 19, 2017: American Airlines’ version of Basic Economy goes on…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

Booking Lufthansa Partner Codeshare Flights Has Consequences

As Lufthansa’s 16 euro fee for booking through global distribution channels apparently takes effect, some will seek a “loophole” by using partner codes. However, doing so can cause…

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Posted in Payment Reporting

Visa, United Add Key Piece To Ancillary Reporting Puzzle

It was a long time coming, but standardized, global credit card reporting on ancillary airline spending is finally in place — at least for United…

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Posted in Reporting Sustainability

New United Reports Promise More Accurate Emissions Data

[UPDATE, Feb 3, 2017: We published new information related to this article here.] The U.S. government appears poised to recognize that airplanes cause air pollution….

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

Fewer Airlines, Bigger Contracting Challenges

[UPDATE, April 8, 2016: We published new information related to this article here.] Despite significant consolidation among major U.S. airlines during the past decade, contracting…

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