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Open Allies Announces Agreement with IATA on Conditions to Res. 787
January 22nd, 2014

OPEN ALLIES AND IATA AGREE ON RESOLUTION 787 CONDITIONS  Organizations Working to Establish Industry Forum with Other Stakeholders to Address Distribution Standard Setting Washington D.C. – January 22, 2014 – Open Allies for Airfare Transparency (Open Allies) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced agreement on a set of conditions the two organizations [...]

Text of Joint Open Allies/IATA Filing with DOT
January 22nd, 2014

Following is the text of the joint motion on conditions for Resolution 787 filed by Open Allies and the International Air Transport Association with the US Department of Transportation. Final Joint Motion for Leave

In the News: CSPAN debate pits Open Allies against IATA on Resolution 787
September 4th, 2013

On August 28th, Open Allies for Airfare Transparency took part in a debate to educate congressional staff on the implications of Resolution 787 and its proposed New Distribution Capability (NDC).  Sponsored by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, the debate also included representatives from the International Air Transport Association, Airlines for America, and the Consumer Travel Alliance [...]

In the News: Syndicated column asks “Will new airfare booking system cure headaches – or create more?”
August 6th, 2013

Nationally-syndicated columnist Chris Elliott dedicated his column to the confusion over IATA’s proposed New Distribution Capability (NDC) and cited Open Allies as leading the effort to make the proposal more understandable, more collaborative, and more traveler-friendly. Problem is, a large part of the travel industry wants nothing to do with the NDC — and with [...]

In the News: Tnooz article “Open Allies pressures DOT to reject IATA’s Resolution 787″
July 17th, 2013

From the Tnooz article: “Not good enough!” That’s the cry of several airline distribution players, as they try to thwart the International Air Transport Association (IATA)‘s effort to fix its much-critiqued proposal for changing the industry’s messaging standards for airfare content. Industry opponents are swinging what they hope are the knockout blows to IATA’s industry-changing proposal Resolution [...]

In the News: Travolution article on Open Allies request for IATA to withdraw Resolution 787
July 17th, 2013

Travolution has an article covering the most recent DOT filing by Open Allies and its letter to IATA CEO Tony Tyler urging his organization to withdraw Resolution 787 and work with industry partners on a new, broadly-supported approach.  The story excerpts from the letter: “Open Allies and other key travel industry organisations were excluded from the [...]

In the News: Booking the most affordable flight can be mind-bending
June 14th, 2013

In a brief Charlotte Observer travel tips story, reporter Susan Salisbury observes: There’s a lot of frustration with air travel these days, from the confusing fares to the fees. Just figuring out what each airline charges for baggage can tricky. Booking the most affordable flight can be mind-bending. Open Allies agrees!  That’s why we’ve launched [...]

In the News: Airlines should be upfront about fees, group says
June 14th, 2013

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an excellent story on how the growing number of airline fees is making it difficult for consumers to understand and compare the true all-in cost (fares+fees+taxes) of air travel, and how Open Allies’ This Is Your Passenger Speaking campaign is working to better protect consumers: Airlines should be upfront about [...]

Talking Transparency: This Is Your Passenger Speaking Featured on Rudy Maxa’s World radio show
June 13th, 2013

Open Allies and This Is Your Passenger Speaking campaign supporter Charles Leocha of the Consumer Travel Alliance was recently interviewed on the Rudy Maxa’s World radio show.  Click here to listen to Charlie talk about how airline fees are making it almost impossible to comparison shop for the true all-in cost (fares+fees+taxes) of airfares, and [...]

In the News: The New Battle for Transparency – Airline Fees
June 10th, 2013

Tim Winship of FrequentFlier.com has an excellent blog post noting that now that airline fees are a reality of travel, it’s time for airlines to disclose their fees in a way that still allows consumers to make informed travel purchases: The New Battle for Transparency So fees will be a fact of travel life for [...]