Schindler told Travolution's sister title Travel Weekly: “Emotions are fading. There are in-depth discussions with all partners. We’re open to finding solutions. We don’t have a fixed set of answers. “If you want to avoid the fee, we have the portal. There is an option of direct connections. We’re open to API [application programming interface] connectivity. Agents are already doing this for certain airlines and we’re open to working in the same way. There is a lot of detailed discussion now. We are also in discussions with the GDSs on a worldwide level.” Yet Schindler conceded agents’ options would remain limited when the charge comes in on September 1, saying: “We will have the B-to-C portal and the B-to-B portal. The other things will not be in place on September 1. It’s difficult to say how soon other options [will be available].” Get the full story at Travolution Read also "Lufthansa GDS fee ‘a defining moment for travel'"