Airfare data filing service ATPCO has assumed responsibility for the Open AXIS Group, taking over maintaining and developing the organisation’s XML standards for airlines.
Farelogix launched its fee-calculation website, iflybags.com, and the Airline Tariff Publishing Co. is offering an API for companies which want to integrate the airline baggage-fee data.
It’s always interesting to see how startups entering the travel industry, trying to disrupt or solve a problem, view How Things Used To Be Done.
Have you ever met anyone who has climbed Mount Everest? Have you ever met anyone who has been to Base Camp, the launch pad for the haul up the mountain?
Interesting move from aviation technology supplier SITA with news that it will be competing against ATPCO as a distributor of airline fares.
An industry with multiple standards bodies using the same type of technology addressing the same business functions could be seen as an indication of an industry in some disarray.
After a several million dollar effort, the Airlines Reporting Corp. says it will be ready in early November to handle airline and travel agency processing of Electronic Miscellaneous Documents for the reporting and settlement of optional services.
Consumers aren’t the only ones wincing at checked bag fees — some corporations are mulling pulling travel spending from airlines with heavy ancillary fees.