According to news from BioJet International Ltd., the innovative jet fuel company has released 1 billion gallons of bio-derived fuel for commercial use. The offer to the commercial aviation industry will be at a fixed rate of $2.97 per gallon.
In news from Frankfurt today, Vayant Travel Technologies announced a partnership with 2e Systems for providing solutions for airBaltic. According to the news, 2e’s booking engine, along with Vayant’s Microproducts – FareList, TaxQuote, and IntelliPricer, will provide a “new breed” of tech solutions for airlines.
Businesses are paying the price for hidden airline fees, according to the Business Travel Coalition. Managed travel programs invariably purchase their airline tickets through travel agencies and TMC (travel management companies), both of which airlines utilize but fail to share their additional service fees. These hidden fees have big implications for corporations that use these […]
The Business Travel Coalition has offered some helpful advice to airlines that find themselves struggling to pay fuel bills and also please their customers. According to Kevin Mitchell, BTC Chairman, airlines are facing a potential backlash from angry customers who are fed up with increases in airfares and hidden ancillary fees. Airlines around the U.S. […]
The Business Travel Coalition has expressed its enthusiasm over the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) decision to apply consumer airline protection. The rule would require airlines to declare any ancillary fees along with the standard information provided at all points of sale. Some of the common added fees include checked baggage and ticketing fees. Regarding […]
WhichBudget, a site that makes it easy to search for “cheap flights” around the world, has introduced a new online airline ratings tool so you can more easily complain about your cheap flights. In all seriousness, the tool provides a 5-star rating systems for the airlines featured on the site, allowing users to express their […]
Agoda.com, Priceline.com’s Asian global hotel booking site, announces partnering with Russia’s SAT Airlines. The resulting collaboration will allow SAT travelers instant access to Agoda’s over 150,000 hotels.
American Airlines started an online ticket war late last year they may not be able to finish. Now Amadeus is firing warning shots across the cockpits of airlines poised to go it via “direct connect” rather than relying on OTA’s to sell seats. In a bold but quiet move, one of the world’s biggest travel players takes sides with Expedia and Orbitz.
There’s a new ski trip search dynamo out there, and SnowTrax is the name it goes by. For refined ski vacation search, there may not be a better example on Earth. But, and there are always “but’s”, corporate lip service social engagement will never do for any new tech startup. On the consumer Web, there is no room for slip ups when professing social media kinship. Aside this flaw, SnowTrax has a foot in their skis for flawless ski vacations.
Travelport and Orbitz sue American Airlines over intended breakup of ticket sale deal. American wants exclusivity and no competition, while online travel companies demand choice for their customers. In what appears to be a move in protest of Travelport’s Southwest deal, AA aims to leverage their position. Meanwhile, Orbitz stocks tumble when they can afford it least.