Tools like Yapta, MyFareBox and Amex GBT's Air Re-Shop Expert change the airline pricing game
New re-booking technology and flight consolidators have added another dynamic to air programmes. In this webinar you can learn about three such products from James Filsinger, CEO of Yapta; Norman Gage, VP of sales and marketing Europe at Mystifly/MyFareBox and Liza Lewis, senior manager, global product marketing at American Express Global Business Travel' on its new Air Re-Shop Expert.
The panel, which also includes John Bukowski, Amex GBT's director - global content and distribution strategy, then answer various questions relating to the savings opportunities, working with airlines and the effect of NDC on these services.
A copy of the report that James Filsinger mentions is available to download here.
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00:00 – Introduction to Yapta and MyFareBox.
12:44 - Liza Lewis of Amex GBT shares how its working with Yapta for its new Air Re-Shop Expert product.
15:32 - Questions to the panel start, firstly asking whether re-booking could be extended after the current 24-hour window, whether the results for re-booking are as satisfactory in EMEA markets and the ease of incorporating these tools into the TMC workflow.
20:03 – John Bukowski answers the question of how the airlines are feeling about these new technologies and the panel talk about their technologies in relation to corporate negotiated fares.
23:59 – Norman Gage discusses whether MyFareBox is ready for NDC and what effect it could have.
26:53 – Do re-booking tools mean the end of negotiated airline deals? James Filsinger answers with statistics from Yapta while Liza Lewis shares what Amex GBT has seen.
31:41 – Will we look at airfares differently as a result of NDC? John Bukowski shares his view and Norman Gage raises the question of who would want to be using ancillaries
38:47 – James Filsinger delves into Yapta’s research on airfare volatility on city pairs. Download Yapta's 2016 report here. This is followed by a discussion on whether codeshare flights can bring savings.
43:47 – How the Lufthansa Group, IAG and American Airline NDC strategies could change Amex GBT’s products and how Yapta develops.
49:50 – How will airfares be booked in the future?
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