Tag: Farelogix

The Zombies vs the Dinosaurs: The Battle of the Century?




Zombie image courtesy of Farelogix (airplane made out of dollar bill and dinosaur courtesy of Solutionz Media) Thanks to Jim Davidson of Farelogix for the fodder for my blog today.  It had been a little while since I’d taken time to write and I so love new inspiration! The Global Distribution System companies (aka GDS […]

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IFLYBAGS.com is out of the bag




My husband and I are flying to San Francisco tomorrow on US Air.  Of course if you follow me on TripIt or Traxo, you already know that. What you don’t know is that we used Farelogix’ new iflybags.com site to make some very important travel decisions. 1.  We are not going to take our boogie […]

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Clarification in terminology – Direct Connect or Supplier Direct




Thanks to Jim Davidson for his comments on The Beat on my post on Channel Shift (see below for his comments in italics).  Jim is right.  There are two things at issue here.  DIRECT CONNECT – Farelogix provides a technology solution to suppliers which they refer to as the “Direct Connect Distribution Model” that allows […]

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Sympathy for American Airlines? I must be going soft….




American Airlines now talking Direct-Connect with American Express, no deal though | Tnooz (click link to read original TNooz article) As I prepare to moderate the Direct Connect HOT Seat panel next week at GBTA in Denver, a light has actually come on for me. After I read the article by Kevin May at Tnooz […]

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I feel like we are watching a slow motion train wreck




American Airlines reassures agencies over Sabre impasse | Tnooz (click here to read Tnooz article) The interesting thing about this whole debate is that the whole argument about “direct connect” is really about “GDS bypass”.  This is NOT a discussion about technology folks.  It is – plain and simple – a business model issue. There […]

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“Making Nice” – What does it look like?




I have two children — a girl age 13 and a boy age 11.  In our house, we have a firm rule.  No tattling. We force them to “make nice” with each other, finding middle ground that works for both of them.  It is our hope that they are building lifelong negotiating skills.  We expect […]

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A bit of Direct Connect History that may have gotten lost – The Formation of THISCO, by John Davis




In light of the current airline/GDS debate and how much the following article reminded me of Jim Davidson of Farelogix and what he is facing on the airline distribution front, I had to reprint this article from John F. Davis III, the original CEO of THISCO (now known as Pegasus Solutions). Oh, and since Rupert […]

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Response to Farelogix post today on The Death of Innovation




In Jim Davidson’s blog “Ask the Question” this morning, he posted a question about the death of innovation.  [if you missed his blog click HERE]. Before reading his post, I had just finished posting this quote to my status on the various social media networks. It is completely apropos to begin my response with this […]

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Travel Industry Pedigree Series: Orbitz (Updated March 2014)




UPDATED  – March 12, 2014 Well, in the world of travel distribution on the OTA side of the equation, if Travelocity was the “come home to papa” story, then Orbitz is the “child running as far away from the parents as possible” story.   Well, at least one of its parents….  more on that later. Orbitz […]

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Distribution Basics: And what role do the GDSs play? Part 3 of 3 (otherwise known as You Get What You Pay For) CORRECTED




This is part 3 of 3 in the discussion about the distribution portfolio of American Airlines. In the previous two posts, we’ve looked at the internal CRS environment of the airline (which for AA is Sabre’s Airline Solutions) and we’ve looked at the technology necessary on the consumer front to power the website and to […]

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