Credit card data is not the best source for airline sourcing projects. I’ve said this for a long time (for example, here), but was challenged (nicely) by Jacques Lionnet at AirPlus to take a fresh look at AIM, the AirPlus Information Manager (AIM) tool.
Bottom line: The AIM tool captures excellent airline data and is easy to use, but it has a few shortcomings that prevent it from delivering ready-to-source air spend reports. These flaws (described below) should be easy to eliminate, and I suspect AirPlus will do so soon. Continue reading