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The Airline Ancillary Fee Conversation Needs to be Redefined

The ancillary fee discussion between the airlines and the Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) is centered on the following premise, as viewed by the airlines:

  1. Airlines want to develop a more intimate relationship with the travelers, along the lines of the Amazon.com model.
  2. Airlines want to differentiate their product so they are not compared in the “GDS green screen”, with other products, based upon price alone.
  3. Airlines believe that the current GDS technology is not able to meet these needs.
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The Airline Ancillary Fee Conversation Needs To Be Redefined

THE BEAT | OCT 11, 2011The Beat

The Airline Ancillary Fee Conversation Needs To Be Redefined

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Boeing Delivers First 787 to All Nippon Airways (ANA)

The world’s first carbon-composite passenger jet was delivered to ANA on September 27, 2011. The plane left Seattle, Washington to be delivered to ANA in Tokyo, Japan. The “Dreamliner” is touted as one the most significant technological improvements in aviation history. It is being delivered three years behind its original schedule and Boeing now has the task of delivering on a backlog of 820 more planes. They have set the goal to ramp up production to 10 per month by the end of 2013.