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Bob Crandall, Former AA Chairman and CEO, is Featured Guest at ARC’s TravelConnect

October 2, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2018--Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) is pleased to announce that Bob Crandall, former American Airlines chairman and CEO, will be a featured guest at ARC’s TravelConnect Conference next week in National Harbor, Md. Crandall will join Holly Hegeman of PlaneBusiness Banter for an interview session titled, “Anything Goes.” The session will be held Thursday, October 11, from 1-2 p.m. ET.

Hegeman and Crandall will share personal stories from their many years in the industry and about the major players who helped to shape it. In the nothing is off limits discussion, Crandall will also provide his unvarnished and often controversial take on a wide range of topics, including the current state of the industry as well as the future of travel.

Crandall served as American’s chairman and CEO from 1985 until his retirement in 1998. He is credited with creating the first frequent flyer program as well as pioneering modern reservation systems by helping to oversee the introduction of Sabre. He also was the first to use passenger data to create a yield management system which is now standard practice at airlines.

In its fifth year, TravelConnect draws travel industry leaders from around the globe to discuss the major trends transforming air travel. Attendees have a chance to network with individuals from across the travel landscape, including airlines, travel agencies, technology and payment companies as well as ARC. Admission is free for members of the media. To register, please contact ARC Public Relations Manager Hillary Smith.

About ARC:

An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC settled $88.5 billion in ticket transactions in 2017 between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 287 million passenger trips. ARC provides flexible distribution solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air ticket transaction data, helping the global air travel community connect, grow and thrive. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.

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CONTACT: Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC)

Hillary Smith, 804-920-9229

hsmith@arccorp.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MARYLAND VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRANSPORT AIR TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION

SOURCE: Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC)

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