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What Primary GDS System Are You Using?

Sabre
46 (55.4%)
Amadeus
25 (30.1%)
Galileo
2 (2.4%)
WorldSpan
1 (1.2%)
Internet Based System
9 (10.8%)

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #120 on: November 06, 2013, 09:46:10 AM »
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #121 on: November 06, 2013, 09:50:37 AM »
So any advice????

I am not sure what API's are. If you want to educate yourself, the best way is to take a course. I have personally used http://ott.travel/gds-training.aspx They are very good and have multiple resources and provide training for all the popular GDS's.

You should also look to educate yourself more in the travel industry and get certifications. Check out this website, I use it as well.
http://thetravelinstitute.com/

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #122 on: November 06, 2013, 09:57:48 AM »
Unless guys like to play around with the system, but not really interested in making money, I'm not sure why no-one is responding....

I don't understand the need for an attitude.

Different TA's use different ways to book hotels. A GDS allows you to virtually book anything, Air, Car, Hotel, Cruises, Rail, Car Service....

Their are different online tools as well. There are different suppliers and depending on the one you have, you will either use their online booking portal or book through your GDS through a Bridge to that supplier so you can get those rates.

For hotels I personally only use one supplier and I use their Online Booking Tool and do not use Sabre. I'll use Sabre to get more info on the rooms because the hotel loads a lot of info into the GDS they participate with that I would sometimes not be able to see through their IBE.

I can go on forever.

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #123 on: November 06, 2013, 10:00:35 AM »
Business pax buy connecting flights?

Yup. and I'm responding to this super late. Sorry.

A lot of business passengers are very particular about the flight, time, aircraft, class of service, etc. If they need a connection they will take it. Most business passenger tickets I do involve a connection.
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #124 on: November 06, 2013, 10:02:39 AM »
And I'd assume the companies would like to save a few dollars.
Very interesting  thread on ft about company policies regarding business/first class travel.
ETA: just saw your edit ;)

It depends who you are dealing with. The CEO's get to choose how they want to fly. The smaller or even large but more frugal companies have strict travel policies that need to be kept to.

Very wealthy people booking first and business class will take a connection or make a choice that saves them even a small amount of money and I respect that.

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #125 on: November 06, 2013, 10:04:56 AM »
+ 1

The companies that are into savings, are into it all the way, and would fly on any garbage. The companies that aren't, would fly the most convenient airlines / routing.
There is not a lot of middle ground, especially for a 5-10% savings.

As someone in the industry, I strongly disagree with your entire post.  :(
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #126 on: November 06, 2013, 03:04:32 PM »
I don't understand the need for an attitude.

Different TA's use different ways to book hotels. A GDS allows you to virtually book anything, Air, Car, Hotel, Cruises, Rail, Car Service....

Their are different online tools as well. There are different suppliers and depending on the one you have, you will either use their online booking portal or book through your GDS through a Bridge to that supplier so you can get those rates.

For hotels I personally only use one supplier and I use their Online Booking Tool and do not use Sabre. I'll use Sabre to get more info on the rooms because the hotel loads a lot of info into the GDS they participate with that I would sometimes not be able to see through their IBE.

I can go on forever.

It's fine to ask questions and I'm more than happy to talk about anything travel. I love it with a passion!
I thought you're on Amadeus.

As someone in the industry, I strongly disagree with your entire post.  :(
With all due respect, he's more in the industry, especially that niche, than you are
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #127 on: November 06, 2013, 07:54:24 PM »
I thought you're on Amadeus.
With all due respect, he's more in the industry, especially that niche, than you are

I use Amadeus and Sabre.

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I am entitled to disagree with someone and I am not sure what niche you are referring too.
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #128 on: November 06, 2013, 08:05:27 PM »
As someone in the industry, I strongly disagree with your entire post.  :(

whats your specialty that you consider yourself "in the industry" ARS?

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #129 on: November 06, 2013, 10:35:17 PM »
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #130 on: November 07, 2013, 12:29:35 AM »

I am entitled to disagree with someone and I am not sure what niche you are referring too.

Disagreeing with someone is one thing, but taking hostage a thread with posts making you sound like the "Melech Malchei Hamlochim" when you aren't in the industry any longer than any any of us is another thing.

FTR, there are a lot of people here running big companies that may not be such show-offers, and aren't actually just specializing in "cheap economy fares to Israel" but doing big volume of Business tickets for big corporations...

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #131 on: November 07, 2013, 09:07:47 AM »
This is getting really ugly and there is no need for it.

1. I don't really know what anyone here does so it's wrong for me to judge. You do not know what I do, so it's wrong for you to judge me as well.

2. I respect everyone for who they are and what they do and just because I disagree with you does not mean I do not respect you. You should not take it personally.

3. This is a public forum and there is no need for anyone to get upset or take things personally. No one is "hijacking" posts and no one is "showing off" or thinks they are better than anyone else. I know that I love being here because I get to participate in a conversation and learn from everyone here.

4. I am sorry if I insulted anyone, that was not the intention.

As this is a public site I do need to respond to certain things that were stated.

I can tell you that we specialize in different areas. Leisure, Corporate, and Luxury travel. We are a licensed and insured travel agency as well as IATA, ARC, GBTA, NACTA, TRUE, ASTA, and OSSN, Accredited. We do not use ARS. We do not do mileage bookings.

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #132 on: November 07, 2013, 09:31:46 AM »
Anyone know how I can get this? Shows up on Sabre when I WPNI, but it seems that seg 1 CS doesn't actually exist

OPTION 2                                                       
1  AA  /IB    5943  Q 18NOV M  TLV  MAD 0610A 1045A 319 0 /E   
OPERATED BY IBERIA - LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA                   
1  AA  /IB    5957  Q 18NOV M  MAD  ORD 1150A 0220P 333 0 /E   
OPERATED BY IBERIA - LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA                   
1  AA  /**    4319  Q 18NOV M  ORD  PHL 0355P 0645P E75 0 /E   
OPERATED BY REPUBLIC AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE                 
2  AA  /BA    6129  Q 24NOV S  PHL  LHR 0625P 0630A 777 0 /E   
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS P.L.C.                             
2  BA          165  Q 25NOV M  LHR  TLV 0810A 0300P 321 0 /E   
   1ADT   956.87    956.87                                     
TOTAL FARE - USD    956.87
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #133 on: November 07, 2013, 09:33:33 AM »
whats your specialty
We do not use ARS. We do not do mileage bookings.
More like uniqueness but you get the picture :P
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #134 on: November 07, 2013, 09:54:14 AM »
Anyone know how I can get this? Shows up on Sabre when I WPNI, but it seems that seg 1 CS doesn't actually exist

OPTION 2                                                       
1  AA  /IB    5943  Q 18NOV M  TLV  MAD 0610A 1045A 319 0 /E   
OPERATED BY IBERIA - LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA                   
1  AA  /IB    5957  Q 18NOV M  MAD  ORD 1150A 0220P 333 0 /E   
OPERATED BY IBERIA - LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA                   
1  AA  /**    4319  Q 18NOV M  ORD  PHL 0355P 0645P E75 0 /E   
OPERATED BY REPUBLIC AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE                 
2  AA  /BA    6129  Q 24NOV S  PHL  LHR 0625P 0630A 777 0 /E   
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS P.L.C.                             
2  BA          165  Q 25NOV M  LHR  TLV 0810A 0300P 321 0 /E   
   1ADT   956.87    956.87                                     
TOTAL FARE - USD    956.87

I had that once. Took me a LOT of work, but I eventually got it. I wish I remember offhand what I did...

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #135 on: November 07, 2013, 10:27:01 AM »
Anyone know how I can get this? Shows up on Sabre when I WPNI, but it seems that seg 1 CS doesn't actually exist

OPTION 2                                                       
1  AA  /IB    5943  Q 18NOV M  TLV  MAD 0610A 1045A 319 0 /E   
OPERATED BY IBERIA - LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA                   
1  AA  /IB    5957  Q 18NOV M  MAD  ORD 1150A 0220P 333 0 /E   
OPERATED BY IBERIA - LINEAS AEREAS DE ESPANA                   
1  AA  /**    4319  Q 18NOV M  ORD  PHL 0355P 0645P E75 0 /E   
OPERATED BY REPUBLIC AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE                 
2  AA  /BA    6129  Q 24NOV S  PHL  LHR 0625P 0630A 777 0 /E   
OPERATED BY BRITISH AIRWAYS P.L.C.                             
2  BA          165  Q 25NOV M  LHR  TLV 0810A 0300P 321 0 /E   
   1ADT   956.87    956.87                                     
TOTAL FARE - USD    956.87

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #136 on: November 07, 2013, 10:50:17 AM »
Try to make a long sell

Knowing Chaikel, I'll bet that's the first thing he tried. ;)

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #137 on: November 07, 2013, 03:39:19 PM »
Knowing Chaikel, I'll bet that's the first thing he tried. ;)
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That would be correct
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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #138 on: November 07, 2013, 07:11:02 PM »
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That would be correct

See, I know how you think already. ;)

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Re: GDS Users AMADEUS, SABRE, GALILEO, WORLDSPAN
« Reply #139 on: November 19, 2013, 05:32:30 PM »
Got started with Amadeus today, took me the whole day just to get IE uninstalled. Such a big multi-billion dollar IT company can't work with current software? Talking that I had to go back to IE8, and Chrome, Chas milhaskir