The online flight shopping experience is about to become a far richer experience. Amadeus and Sabre, two of the largest distribution platforms, will soon have the ability to include far more details about the inflight travel experience and amenities for travelers, helping to shift away from price and schedule as the dominant comparison metrics.
United’s newest aircraft type takes flight this week and the CRJ550 interior really is as special as the company has been hyping. Airbus orders and Boeing delays plus some fancy new wifi and upgraded airports on the horizon. Another busy PaxEx week.
Can a blockchain-based ticketing infrastructure deliver real world revenue results? For Russia’s S7 Airlines the month of July presented a million reasons to believe the answer is yes.
How can an airline boost its corporate travel share? American Airlines trotted out a set of benefits this week that is comparable to some elite status or co-brand credit card perks, hoping to convert more potential customers into real elites with those CCs.
JetBlue realized $33 per passenger in ancillary revenue last quarter, an all-time record for the carrier. But the company is not resting on that accomplishment. Rather, JetBlue sees significant opportunities for further growth with more unbundling (and rebundling) of fares.
Some Southwest Airlines customers will soon see expanded options when shopping for flights. The carrier announced today that it is joining the NDC Exchange platform, operated by ATPCO and SITA, modernizing the distribution of its air fare data.
Delta Air Lines is selling more upgrades than ever, which is both good news and bad news for the SkyMiles loyalty program. But probably more good than bad.
Travel companies (along with nearly everyone else) have spent the past several years talking up how important and valuable the data they collect about passengers is. This week two of them saw huge penalties announced for failing to protect that data. Big rewards availalbe down the line, but big risks along the way.
The flight amenity info shown on Google Flights is about to get more detailed thanks to an updated 5-year deal with ATPCO
TravelSky is the latest airfare distribution provider to sign on for rich content from ATPCO’s Routehappy offerings. The move will add hundreds of millions of customers to the enhanced search results solutions.