Air Berlin became the latest airline to make clear it wants a change in the GDS payment model yesterday, when the German carrier’s UK and Ireland country manager Titus Johnson told the Business Travel Market in London: “I believe we’ll see change in the structure of payments in the next 12 months.” British Airways has already made clear it believes the current distribution model must change. Referring to American Airlines’ legal battle with GDSs Travelport and Sabre over the US carrier’s effort to drive sales via its own Direct Connect system, Johnson said: “The outcome will be integral to the future. If American pursues Direct Connect, other airlines will follow and costs will fall.” Get the full story at Travolution