Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

United Names Cefolia To Replace Hilfman

United Airlines named Jake Cefolia senior vice president of worldwide sales, taking over for the retiring Dave Hilfman. Hilfman will continue to advise United through the…

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United Creates New Midmarket Discounts

United Airlines established a new corporate discount program for midmarket companies that can earn those demonstrating an ability to shift share upwards of 19 percent…

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Posted in Distribution

United Prepares NDC Launch

New York — United Airlines is fully certified and testing “phase one” of its New Distribution Capability program. At an International Air Transport Association event here this…

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Posted in Distribution Reporting

Concur TripLink, Traxo Collect Data From Corporate Bookings On United Mobile App

Press releases about suppliers participating in the direct-connect version of Concur’s TripLink continue apace even as the activation of such connections remains sporadic. Most recently,…

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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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