As the world football (ahem, soccer) governing body FIFA confirms the introduction of goal-line technology, there is another industry facing similar changes to traditional processes.
WestJet cut over its reservations system and website to Sabre in 2009, but has decided to replace Sabre for the WestJet.com piece and will use technology from Dublin-based Datalex instead.
Will American Airlines’ proposed Jetstream reservations system be a casualty of its bankruptcy filing and will the prime vendor, HP, a $30.8 million creditor in the proceeding, take the brunt of the hit?
It should be an interesting next 24 hours for Virgin America and its passengers as its website and reservation system went offline in a scheduled switch to the SabreSonic reservation platform.
JetBlue says it will be debuting a fast-track security product at select airports “in a couple of months.”
Airphil Express plans on unbundling its fare structure with ancillary services and self-service options now that it has extended its 2009 technology partnership with Sabre Airline Solutions.
Score another win for Sabre as AeroMexico selected SabreSonic for the airline’s new internal reservations system. You can also look at it as a little bit of revenge.
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.
American Airlines today announced a commercial agreement with JetBlue, which will include interlining in markets where the two airlines don’t compete.
JetBlue says it voluntarily halted flights from taking off for an hour this afternoon, but the technical glitch that caused it had nothing to do with its new SabreSonic reservations system.