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Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?  
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3340 times:

There are a lot of airlines that just seem to be flying around. Just following the pace the others make.
Some airlines have new ideas, the other follow...
Which are the innovative airlines nowadays ? Who invented what ?
Is it Lufthansa who introduced the onboard W-LAN ? Was Emirates the first with cabins in First.
Which are the innovative airlines setting the pace ? Who invented what ?

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User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3324 times:

Delta Pioneered the Hub-and-Spoke in 1955, then perfected it in 1998 through the use of Preston Aviation Solutions "TAAM's" airport modeling system in 1998. American was the first to apply the "rolling" method the hubs to increase aircraft utilization and lower unit costs. PSA was the first to have electronic ticketing. British Overseas (BOAC) was the first to use a jet. 1940 Braniff is credited with the ATA clearing house for interline ticketing.

All I can think of off the top of my head.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Would WN qualify for establishing what we now refer to as the first LCC at least in the States?

[Edited 2005-01-25 22:16:11]


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User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

AA established the first frequent flyer program in the US.



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User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

I understand that the first airline computer reservations system, SABRE, was created by American Airlines. Is that correct?

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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

I understand that the first airline computer reservations system, SABRE
Interesting question ! When did CRS booking systems start ?

Who was the first with PTVs ? Emirates ?
Who was the first with music via headphones on board ?

I think it was Virgin Atlantic to start massages on board ?! City Bird had clowns on board on their flight to Orlando.


User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

I understand that the first airline computer reservations system, SABRE, was created by American Airlines. Is that correct?

Yes.

The system PSA used wasn't really a system was more an ATM machine, not a CRS. It wasn't "connected". Records of purchases were kept on paper and then transposed. Baiscally, you put in your card, it charged you and prnted a ticket. Nothing more than that.

Would WN qualify for establishing what we now refer to as the first LCC at least in the States?

That would be PSA.




User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Didn't ValuJet along with Morris Air introduce paperless ticketing?


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User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Qantas pioneered business class. Although other airlines have since perfected it.

User currently offlineAloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2369 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Aloha was the 1st (atleast in the US) with on board defibrulators.

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User currently offlineFRA2DTW From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Who pioneered the mile-high club? Just kidding!

User currently offlineFlighttime From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

BA where the first with flat beds/cabins in F and flat beds in J.

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

"BA where the first with flat beds/cabins in F and flat beds in J" - weren't they also the first with the idea of economy plus? A real "plus", not "a bit more legroom" joke like some others...

User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Please realize that it isn't always the pioneer who gets the price. An airline which just offers a good service and offers everything pax want may have a great success while an airline which has one good idea but doesn't perform in everyday business might fail.

After all, most airlines contribute something to aviation and make the pace of the industry together and very few airlines just sit around and perform poorly. I want to see them all having their place in the sky  Love

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