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July 5, 2018

Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson

Farelogix CEO Jim Davidson has been an occasional GDS provocateur, gadfly and agitator, especially when his business was premised on GDS-bypass. Now, he’s working more and more with the GDSs and is bullish on the airline distribution complex putting old-fashioned protocols behind it and moving into a more modern era.

 

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June 06, 2018

ARC: AA’s Basic Economy is behind drop in GDS ancillary sales

Sales of airline ancillaries through GDSs are on the decline, even as overall travel agency ticket sales through GDSs are growing at a healthy clip. Logo: Attached

 

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May 30, 2018

ANALYSIS: TIAD conference explores future of distribution

The recent Technology & Innovation in Airline Distribution conference explored the technological issues and challenges facing airlines as they court increasingly tech-savvy consumers.

 

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May 23, 2018

Qantas launches new distribution platform, Travelport adds rich content features

Qantas Airlines is stepping up its retailing game with the introduction of a new distribution platform intended to give travel agents access to more detailed information about product features available with each booking.

 

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May 23, 2018

Qantas launches new technology platform to trade partners

Qantas has launched a new technology platform to enhance the airline retailing, booking and servicing capabilities for its trade partners and deliver a more personalized experience for customers.

 

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May 22, 2018

Qantas launches new agent-friendly tech platform

Qantas says its new technology platform enhances the airline’s retailing, booking and servicing capabilities for its trade partners, while delivering a more personalized experience for passengers.

 

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May 22, 2018

New Qantas technology platform to enhance customer experience with trade partners

Qantas has launched a new technology platform to enhance the airline retailing, booking and servicing capabilities for its trade partners and deliver a more personalised experience for customers.

 

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May 23, 2018

Qantas launches new tech platform

Qantas has launched a new technology platform to improve the airline’s retailing, and booking capabilities for its trade partners and customers.

 

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May 21, 2018

Lufthansa claims Travix deal is NDC vision in reality

German airline group Lufthansa is touting a new partnership with Travix to showcase its distribution strategy within the wider framework of what NDC can achieve.

 

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April 26, 2018

Don't want to be hit for extras on your flight? Bots — and FIU — could help

If the complexities of booking flights is making you long for a road trip, some robot relief is on the way.

 

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April 25, 2018

Farelogix develops ‘farm team’ for airline data scientists

Farelogix, the provider of airline merchandising technology, and Florida International University have formed an advanced training program called Data Science for Airlines Informatics (DSAI).

 

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04/27/2018, 2018

Computing students to train in predictive analytics for airline industry

FIU has partnered with Farelogix – a recognized leader in the travel industry known for groundbreaking technology – to form the new Data Science for Airlines Informatics (DSAI) program, an advanced training program focused on airline data analytics and decision sciences.

 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Delta is Launch Customer for Farelogix Availability Engine

Delta Air Lines has launched Farelogix’ new availability calculation engine that makes the airline the single source of availability for transactions.

 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Delta Air Lines Offers ‘Single Source of Truth’ Through Farelogix

Miami-based Farelogix says its calculator can be “seamlessly” integrated into GDSs and five more airline are scheduled to take up the product in 2018.

 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lufthansa Doubles Discount on Direct Bookings

Lufthansa has confirmed that it has started discounting some short-haul economy-class return fares by €20 when booked though direct or NDC-enabled channels on top of waiving the €16 fee applied to GDS bookings.

 

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Feb 23, 2018

Airline Fares and Services Reach the Eve of Revolution

The clock is ticking down on the launch and testing of 21st century airline fare and inventory retailing as carriers and the global distribution systems (GDS) prepare to launch and test new distribution channels this year, ushering in a new era that could radically alter agents’ marketing and sales offerings and skills.

 

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Feb 01, 2018

The great seat-assignment game

When does a lack of transparency translate into a lack of credibility?
This question is admittedly a bit esoteric. But I've found myself pondering it over the past few weeks, on the specific issue of paid airline seat selections, after an experience I had during the holidays on American.

 

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Dec 15, 2017

IATA Certifies GDS Provider TravelPort as NDC Level 3

IATA has certified UK-based global distribution system (GDS) travel commerce provider Travelport as a New Distribution Capability (NDC) Level 3 aggregator, linking the UK-based GDS provider with IATA’s NDC initiative to create an XML-based data transmission industry standard for communications between airlines and travel agents.

 

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Dec 15, 2017

Travelport Achieves IATA NDC Level 3 Certification

Travelport is now the first global distribution system travel commerce platform to acquire such status and will work with airline technology specialist Farelogix to implement the first such NDC connection with a major global airline, details of which will be announced soon.

 

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Dec 14, 2017

Travelport Reaches NDC Level 3

The aggregator is the first GDS platform to achieve Level 3 status and says it will work with airline technology specialist Farelogix to implement a NDC connection with a major global airline, the details of which it will announce soon. The company also worked with UK travel agency Meon Valley Travel to prepare for certification.

 

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Dec 13, 2017

Travelport Achieves Ground-Breaking IATA NDC Level 3 Certification

Travel Port ha been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative intended to create a new distribution standard for the airline industry.

 

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Dec 13, 2017

Travelport is First GDS to Receive Level 3 NDC Certification from IATA

Travelport became the first GDS to be certified as a Level 3 aggregater under IATA’s New Distribution Capability initiative.

 

Travelport will work with airline technology specialist Farelogix to implement the first such NDC connection with a major global airline, which will be revealed “soon,” the companies said.

 

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November 14, 2017

Farelogix lands Alaska Airlines as latest merchandising customer

Alaska Airlines is the latest carrier to adopt the Farelogix FLX Merchandise engine which helps airlines adapt and personalize products and services.

 

FLX Merchandise is integrated as an enterprise or cloud-based solution. It integrates directly with the airline’s existing technology stack or PSS and lets airlines create dynamic product and service retail offers across multiple sales channels including their website, mobile apps, check-in kiosks, call centers and travel agencies directly or via the GDS.

 

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November 9, 2017

Can airlines speed up their adoption of technology? And should they?

Digital innovation has been outpacing the rate of change in aviation for a while, putting airlines at a disadvantage to other companies, even in the travel sector.

 

IATA’s push for NDC, OneOrder and other digital innovations including hackathons, initially developed with tnooz, and the newly announced NEXTT program are intended to help airlines close the gap.

 

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October 31, 2017

ARC's Doug Mangold

At its annual TravelConnect conference in Washington this month, ARC announced that it has enhanced its settlement platform to support IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC). The upgraded capability will go into testing with two as-yet unnamed airlines next year. Airlines editor Robert Silk caught up with ARC vice president of product Doug Mangold to discuss the change, as well as ARC's NDC strategy.

 

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September 15, 2017

5 Important Airline Merchandising Trends

How does this relate to the challenges airlines face with their digital merchandising? How do the ancillary revenue dilemmas I’d discussed with airline pros over the last three days fit into this picture? Why do you need to connect a great digital user experience with effective ancillary merchandising?

 

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September 12, 2017

APEX Original: The ABCs of IATA's NDC

With the release of NDC 17.2, IATA is confident that its distribution standard has matured since its chaotic inception. To drive adoption and correct the misconception that NDC is a GDS bypass, IATA is continuing to prioritize communication about what the standard is and how it can benefit the travel industry as a whole.

 

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August 07, 2017

Channel Shock: The Future of Travel Distribution

Skift spoke to executives at the world’s largest travel distribution technology companies about how they are moving forward in the marketplace, along with leaders at smaller technology companies providing solutions for areas where global distribution system technology has lagged.

 

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August 03, 2017

Flight-Search Company Vayant Travel Sold to PROS for $35 Million

PROS (Pricing and Revenue Optimization Solutions), a cloud software company, has bought Vayant Travel Technologies, a privately held flight-search technology vendor, for $35 million in cash.

 

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August 02, 2017

American Airlines Revives Direct-Connect Moves While Sabre Questions Feasibility

It has been many years since a U.S. airline paid incentives to travel agencies for booking tickets, barring a few rare exceptions.

That’s why American Airlines caught many industry insiders by surprise when it recently said that it would offer to do just that, resuming a practice that ended well over a decade ago.

 

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July 04, 2017

Chinese OTAs open up to new ways of distribution connectivity and integration

Emirates finalized a deal with Alitrip (Fliggy) to distribute their rich content and ancillaries via an NDC connection. The airline’s flagship store on the e-commerce site is being facilitated by Emirates Online B2B, the airline’s IATA NDC API powered by Farelogix.

 

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June 26, 2017

American Shuns Sticks, Tries Carrots to Woo Agencies Toward a Better Way of Booking

American rolled out a major new program on Friday that’s intended to encourage travel agencies/travel management companies to start booking flights differently than they do today.

 

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June 19, 2017

Emirates extends its direct distribution to the Chinese market with Alitrip using its NDC API powere

Emirates Airline announced that its content is now available for booking in the Chinese market through the Emirates Flagship Store on Alitrip, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. 

 

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June 16, 2017

Emirates Flights Now Available on Alitrip, With Advanced Seat Selection

Chinese travelers can now book flights with Emirates through Alitrip, Alibaba’s online travel platform. Farelogix, the company that wrote the software linking Emirates with Alitrip, has also announced that the Emirates portal now offers advanced seat selection with the aid of graphical maps.

 

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June 15, 2017

Emirates opens store on China’s Alitrip via NDC connection

Emirates opened a Flagship Store on Alitrip, the travel subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, enabling the distribution of it flights and rich content directly to Chinese consumers. The deal was facilitated by Emirates Online B2B, the airline’s IATA NDC Level 2-certified API powered by Farelogix.

 

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June 15, 2017

Emirates Joins Alitrip Marketplace

Emirates has launched a branded web store on Alitrip, the travel subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. It is facilitated by Emirates Online B2B, the airline's IATA NDC Level 2 certified API which is powered by Farelogix.

 

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June 13, 2017

Travel Tech CEO Series: Farelogix Tries to Profit From Airline Distribution Turmoil

Lufthansa Group and IAG are striving to shake up airline distribution. One of the tech providers that they’ve hired to do this is Farelogix, whose boss, Jim Davidson, has a provocative vision of the future that’s running into commercial resistance.

 

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May 24, 2017

ANALYSIS: Five Pain Points in Airline Tech and Distribution

Flight Events and research company T2RL recently held the annual Technology & Innovation in Airline Distribution Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

The event brought together airlines, technology providers, and consultants for a frank discussion about the complex technology and distribution issues facing airline chief executives today.

 

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April 27, 2017

Two U.K. TMCs Go Direct with Lufthansa

Lufthansa’s application programming interfaces, which conform to the International Air Transport Association’s New Distribution Capability standards and were developed with Farelogix, will start to pipe content to those TMCs on May 1, following development work initiated in September 2016.

 

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April 05, 2017

WestJet enables next generation NDC shopping engine from Farelogix

WestJet has become the first airline in production with the FLX Shop & Price solution, considered to be the next generation shopping and pricing engine from Farelogix.

 

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April 05, 2017

WestJet Enables Dynamic Pricing Using Farelogix Technology

WestJet has announced that it is the first airline in full production with FLX Shop & Price, a “next-generation shopping and pricing engine” from Farelogix.

 

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April 05, 2017

WestJet enables next generation NDC shopping engine from Farelogix

WestJet has become the first airline in production with the FLX Shop & Price solution, considered to be the next generation shopping and pricing engine from Farelogix.

 

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April 05, 2017

WestJet flies high with new FLX Shop & Price technology

WestJet has partnered with Farelogix to enable next-generation dynamic pricing with FLX Shop & Price – a purpose-built shopping and pricing engine.

 

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March 17, 2017

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Earlier this month, Lufthansa said it signed a new multi-year commercial and technology services deal that will extend its use of direct solutions powered by Farelogix. Lufthansa has tapped Farelogix to make technology enhancements on the Lufthansa Group's Open Connect platform and help it expand its direct connect effort into new countries. (The airline’s effort has concentrated on home market companies, to start.)

 

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March 15, 2017

Amadeus 'Direct Connect' With Lufthansa Limited To Cytric Users

Farelogix and Lufthansa Group announced a new long-term commercial and technology services relationship to extend and expand Lufthansa Group’s direct connect solutions powered by Farelogix. Farelogix and Lufthansa Group did an interview with The Company Dime to discuss how Farelogix will continue to enhance and support its industry-leading distribution technology platform – including the Farelogix Open Connect (direct connect), NDC APIs, and the SPRK travel agency desktop – specifically for Lufthansa Group airlines. This article published by The Company Dime focuses on one element of interest that arose from that interview.

 

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March 09, 2017

Farelogix and Lufthansa Expand Commercial and Technology Services Deal

Farelogix and Lufthansa Group have agreed on a new long-term commercial and technology services deal. It will extend and expand Lufthansa Group's direct connect solutinos powered by Farelogix.

 

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October 31, 2016

Air Canada Selects Routehappy for Product Distribution

Air Canada has subscribed to Routehappy to enable distribution of product content across its worldwide sales and marketing channels, the company said.

 

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October 28, 2016

Routehappy Connects On Deal with Air Canada

Air Canada will be the first airline to participate in a platform integration between Farelogix and Routehappy following the partnership announced earlier this year between the two companies.

 

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