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AirTran Airways To Stop Selling Tickets On Expedia  
User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

irTran Holdings Inc., parent of AirTran Airways, said on Friday that it will no longer make its inventory and fares available for sale with Expedia Inc., which runs on-line travel agency Expedia.com.

The low-cost carrier said it had entered a multiyear deal with Cendant Corp. to sell tickets through its Apollo and Galileo travel sites. An AirTran spokeswoman said the new deal is an extension of an ongoing relationship with Cendant companies.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=internetNews&storyID=2005-10-28T173144Z_01_ROB863058_RTRUKOC_0_US-AIRLINES-AIRTRAN.xml

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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

Quoting Squirrel83 (Thread starter):
The low-cost carrier said it had entered a multiyear deal with Cendant Corp. to sell tickets through its Apollo and Galileo travel sites

Do they have a website like Expedia, open for everybody?


User currently offlineAviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days ago) and read 4154 times:

SFOMEX,
yes, they sure do. Amongst them are Orbitz, Cheap Tickets and ebookers. Cendant have been "collecting" companies in the travel biz (hotels, tour operators, travel agencies) like crazy. Check their website cendant.com - you'll be in for a big surprise seeing how many household names are part of this conglomerate.

Happy flying.
Aviaction



German by nationality, European by heart!
User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

They decided to do this because AirTran is pulling out of the WorldSpan GDS, which Expedia relies on. Although Expedia did sign a deal for Sabre to be a secondary source and AT is staying in Sabre. AT will still be on Traveocity.

User currently offlineDarthRandall From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

I heard about this yesterday. This is great news for the sales and customer support departments at Expedia. We may never have to deal with paper tickets or delivery fees for domestic flights again! My job just got better. Of course corporate is going to hurt for it. We used to buy a lot of their seats.


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

It is ironic that Cendent Corp., which owns parts of Avis car rental, Century 21 Real Estate, hotel/motel chains, and various consumer marketing companies is planning to break up into 4 companies. At least AirTran is transferring business to another e-booking company.

User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

Could it be because Delta owns part of Worldspan and therefore Expedia uses this for their primary inventory? Maybe AirTran doesn't want their full inventory in view of a direct competitor? (Remember AA, Braniff and Sabre?)

User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

WorldSpan is now owned by WorldSpan Technologies, Inc. It's a venture between the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and CitiCorp.

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2364 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Quoting N801NW (Reply 3):
Although Expedia did sign a deal for Sabre to be a secondary source

There is currently a lawsuit between Expedia and Sabre, because although they signed a deal, they have never used Sabre and are now trying to get out of the contract.


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

Courtesy: Tampa Bay Business Journal

AirTran's Claim It Dumped Expedia.Com Disputed

http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/051029/1184368.html?.v=2


User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Actually folks,
This is a story worth watching...It will very telling if Airtrans's booking take a considerable drop....It could happen!

Watch this closely!


User currently offlineDarthRandall From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 8):
There is currently a lawsuit between Expedia and Sabre, because although they signed a deal, they have never used Sabre and are now trying to get out of the contract.



Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 9):
Courtesy: Tampa Bay Business Journal

AirTran's Claim It Dumped Expedia.Com Disputed

http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/051029/118...?.v=2

Geeze, it's nice of corporate to keep us up on all this. I hate getting from CNN what should be on the company newsletter.



Ninjas can kill anyone they want! Ninjas cut off heads all the time and don't even think twice about it.
User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4537 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 3299 times:

So other than airtran.com where can you get their tickets online?


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 3294 times:
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Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 9):
AirTran's Claim It Dumped Expedia.Com Disputed

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[Edited 2005-11-01 23:45:13]


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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 13):

Girls, stop - you're both pretty...

HAHAHAHA!! Thanks man, I was having a bad day that was a real knee-slapper there!

Isn't this kinda stupid? Expedia, IMHO, is the best booking agent out there, and the only one I'd ever think of using even though here at ABE prices never change from high, higher, and highest anyways. Yeah, Southwest has gotten away without using these for years, but they have more of a "cult following" if you will than Airtran. And we all know how FlyI struggled to sell tickets, and many of us partially blamed it on the same stuff.


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