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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

I read somewhere that American Airlines purchased the old
BN Texas Cowboy system after Braniff I shut down...
what did Braniff II and Braniff III use then?

I assume that AA purchased the system to eliminate
a big competitor from using it again...I read somewhere that
Southwest today uses the "shell" of Texas Cowboy system.

any information ?

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

BN II (Braniff Inc.) Used SABRE.

Cowboy was interesting. The trainers at BN told me that when II started, Cowboy was hardly functional. They did continue to use BN's loading program.



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User currently offlineAirMike2 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 33 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

AMR Airline Automation (A Subsidiary of AMR, now SABRE) purchased the old Cowboy system to market it to small carriers as a part of a new business venture. It was renamed SAAS. They also marketed SABRE to other carriers. Southwest was one of the first users. Others included (at some point) L'express, Great Lakes, AeroSur, etc. I think the software now resides on the SABRE mainframe in TUL but is separate functionality. AMR also hired alot of the former Cowboy programmers and analysts. They were great people!

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