Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5222 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.
Aviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5114 times:
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.
N801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5044 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.
DarthRandall From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 302 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4961 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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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13768 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4854 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.
WDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4847 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?)
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.