Articles tagged “airline distribution”

Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

For years, a handful of large airline groups outside of the U.S. have slapped surcharges on airfare sold via legacy technology. Hawaiian is the first U.S.-based airline to add distribution surcharges.

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

Airlines

PROS Buys Fast-Growing EveryMundo to Help Airlines Sell Directly to Travelers

All airlines need to strike a balance between direct and third-party sales online. The PROS acquisition of fast-growing tech vendor EveryMundo highlights the opportunity to change the mix.

PROS Buys Fast-Growing EveryMundo to Help Airlines Sell Directly to Travelers

Travel Technology

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

The story of why Tye Radcliffe, who had been the top distribution executive at United, recently took a role at Accelya suggests a broader tale about a shift in tech dynamism between airlines and vendors.

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

Airlines

Hopper Partners With Spirit Airlines to Help It Sell More Extras

A significant ancillary play from the Canadian online travel agency, but not quite the leap forward for so-called new distribution capability in the U.S. many would want to see, given Spirit's reach and target flyers.

Hopper Partners With Spirit Airlines to Help It Sell More Extras

Online Travel

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program Tests a Direct-to-Consumer Warby Parker Model

Lufthansa's test partnership may or may not work out. But what's certain is that all major travel rewards programs have broad opportunities to use their customer databases in ways that luxury retailers such as Aston Martin and Omega will actually like.

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program Tests a Direct-to-Consumer Warby Parker Model

Coronavirus

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

The commission's inference is that it's more a case of a lack of evidence, rather a compliance with the antitrust rules. Another case into computerized reservation systems is ongoing.

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

Airlines

The Startup Turbocharging the Airline Upsell Game at Online Travel Agencies

Startups come and startups go. But it's worth looking at Gordian Software regardless. Big-name airlines have taken a sudden interest in the tech vendor, and their interest highlights a broader opportunity for them in upselling ticketed flyers.

The Startup Turbocharging the Airline Upsell Game at Online Travel Agencies

Coronavirus

Airfare Data Firm ATPCO Recalibrates for Post-Pandemic Flying

Rather than guessing how people will compare flights and shop in the future, it's going to focus on giving travel agencies and other channels the right airline data via its next generation storefront, and let them figure it out. It makes perfect sense in today's unpredictable world.

Airfare Data Firm ATPCO Recalibrates for Post-Pandemic Flying

Coronavirus

Emirates Wants to Shake Up Ticket Sales Through Closer Ties to Travel Agencies

Emirates is one of the largest airlines yet to try to shake up how tickets are sold worldwide. Sabre is at the negotiation table to avoid a content cutoff in July, while other tech partners and travel agencies are still figuring out how to adapt to the new commercial model.

Emirates Wants to Shake Up Ticket Sales Through Closer Ties to Travel Agencies

Airlines

Air France-KLM Joins Airlines Getting Ahead of Fare Wars by Mimicking Uber

Suddenly the phrase "continuous pricing" is on the lips of airline executives worldwide. The reason is that price competition will be fierce once international air travel rebounds. The new pricing method promises to help airlines extract the most money possible from passengers based on their willingness to pay.

Air France-KLM Joins Airlines Getting Ahead of Fare Wars by Mimicking Uber