Three Myths About Sourcing Airlines – Part 2

(See Part 1 in this series here)

Why Buying in Bulk Doesn’t Work

Bulk buying (a.k.a. pre-paying) makes sense for many commodities, but not airfares.  Why? Because it’s complex and expensive.

It’s Complex

Let’s say you want to bulk-buy $1 million in airfares from your primary carrier. You write the airline a check – simple. But now:

Which departments in your firm will be charged for their part of the bulk buy? Continue reading