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ITA Software to take on traditional GDSs with 40-cent booking fee for airlines

ITA Software will charge airlines 40 cents per segment booked through its new "alternative" GDS, chief executive officer Jeremy Wertheimer said. That's about 10% of what the traditional GDSs charge. ... read more

American Airlines Revives Direct-Connect Moves While Sabre Questions Feasibility

American is reviving its direct-booking ... provide airlines help with tools to run their direct connections that bypass their distribution divisions. For example, it could offer an enhanced shopping ... read more

Analyst says Google-ITA deal may benefit traditional agencies

Google’s proposed acquisition of software firm ITA has ... is whether Google would charge airlines and OTAs to present their links," Harteveldt said. "If, for example, an airline or OTA had to pay ... read more

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UAL Urges Agents To Use GDS Alternatives

United Airlines this week presented to top corporate and agency clients a new shared-savings program encouraging alternative distribution systems. FareLogix, G2 Switchworks, ITA Software ... booking ... read more

A Forensic Financial Analysis Of Sabre Corp. And Its Related-Party Acquisition Of Abacus Suggests Cash Flow And EBITDA Overstatement

Note: We include the $387m book value of the ... Disintermediation: Airlines look to cut costs from middlemen like Sabre. Lufthansa recently imposed a fee to customers for going through a GDS. ... read more

ITA Software applies shopping technology to frequent flyer reward redemption

ITA Software, which revolutionized air fare shopping ... sometimes putting frequent flyer programs on the list of things generate consumer dissatisfaction with airlines. Aeroplan, which buys seats ... read more

Airlines Online: A Changing Landscape

Google’s looming acquisition of a leading travel software maker has shaken online travel sites like Travelocity and Expedia. And a spat between American Airlines and Orbitz over online ticket ... read more

Sabre ramps up online travel battle with American

The airlines pay the GDSs ... The GDS take is an average of $3.10 for each flight segment, according to a federal filing in November by airlines including American, Continental, Delta Air Lines Inc., ... read more

Distributors debate: Game over or is it just beginning?

Jeremy Wertheimer, president and CEO of ITA Software ... but to take them out of the distribution system. She was referring to the dominant GDS business model, where airlines pay booking fees and ... read more

GDSs: Still Status Quo, But Changes Loom: Business Travel News

Northwest Airlines last August tried such an imposition by adding a fee ... of traditional GDSs offered differing views on just how realistic new-entrant claims are, even as more rumblings surfaced ... read more

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