After some initial tests of basic functionality late last year, Sabre and several travel management companies last week started an “expanded pilot” to support fares coming through American Airlines’ NDC-compliant application programming interface.
Corporate travel buyers are keen to see progress as they contemplate potentially unwelcome consequences of American’s plan in nine weeks to pull a portion of its fares from indirect distribution channels that do not support NDC. Should companies let travelers book direct, potentially impacting program visibility? Should they remove AA from their programs entirely?
“We are in the test . . .