The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively approved Resolution 787, the foundation document for the New Distribution Capability (NDC). The NDC is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard. In its decision, DOT stated that, “Comparison shopping under the current system is generally limited strictly to comparing fares, and it is difficult to make price quality comparisons of ...

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