Posted April 4, 2008 - Bangkok

United Exec Provides Comical and Serious Insights on Res Migrations

Converting airline reservations systems is harder, takes longer and can cost as much as three times more than anticipated, according to the executive in charge of United Airlines' migration to Amadeus' Altea system. But, she said, it will bring value and break paradigms.

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Posted April 21, 2005 - Bangkok

Southwest To 'Ding' Corporate Travelers; Swabiz Growth Slows

Southwest Airlines interactive marketing vice president Kevin Krone today said the airline's DING! product 'has great appeal for the corporate traveler. We're going to figure out a way to get the product into the corporate traveler's hands.' DING! is a downloadable, Windows-based desktop application that offers flight status, online check-in and fare offers pushed to users. Read More »
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Posted April 21, 2005 - Bangkok

Paperless By '07: Flight Of Fancy Despite E-tix Growth?

Airlines are making progress toward the International Air Transport Association's goal of 100 percent electronic ticketing by the end of 2007, but a skeptical audience at the Universal Air Travel Plan's Airline Distribution 2005 conference here showed that the paperless goal is merely that. Read More »
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Posted April 20, 2005 - Bangkok

Hogg Buys U.S. Agency, Keeps It Out Of BTI

Days after the announced divestiture of its non-travel assets, Britain's Hogg Robinson on Tuesday said it acquired New York City-based Sea Gate Travel Group, one America's largest national travel management companies. Read More »
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Posted April 20, 2005 - Bangkok

Star To Summon Members For GNE Talk

The nearly eight year-old Star Alliance next month will hold an alliance-wide implementation workshop in which it will establish a plan for working with global distribution system new entrants, according to Star Alliance commercial vice president Horst Findeisen. The meeting is part of a shift in which cost reduction has become a primary purpose of the alliance, he said. Read More »
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Posted April 16, 2005 - Bangkok

United Loses 'GNE' Guy To ITA Amid Distribution Slashing

United Airlines this week stated that it intends by 2007 to shave $100 million from its budget for 'global distribution system, GDS-like and similar transaction fees, commissions and incentives,' according to a spokesperson. But the carrier will continue that program without the services of distribution strategy director Derek Lewitton, whose last day at the airline is April 15. Read More »
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