The travel industry has a tendency to enjoy bashing itself for everything poor and bad its sees happening, sometimes looking outside to bring a fresh perspective.
Open APIs (those that are freely or cheaply and easily available) are great â€“ the travel industry has a long and checkered past with proprietary access to information that has, as most here will argue, stifled innovation.
Southwest says WestJet requested “significant changes” to a 2008 codeshare agreement so Southwest has decided to terminate the pact.
The already delayed implementation of a Southwest-WestJet codeshare agreement has run into further trouble as Southwest says reports of a possible WestJet-Delta codeshare “could be inconsistent” with the Southwest-WestJet agreement.
Canadian budget carrier WestJet said its SabreSonic reservation system, turned on in October, will enhance the airline’s abilities to partner with other carriers, but WestJet’s implementation schedule for a Southwest codeshare may extend beyond the previously announced late-2010 timetable.