Poh2 From Venezuela, joined Oct 2003, 219 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5520 times:
Today (Sept. 15), Star Alliance just launched a redesigned version of their website. Haven't played too much with it yet, but it looks like it has a bunch of new tools (including a flight booking engine!).
Seatback From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 756 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5030 times:
I just popped onto the site and it looks cool, but I couldn't find a route map. When I tried to do a round the world booking (just for play), for one segment, I couldn't get any flights. Something must be wrong with the booking engine.
AussieAl From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
I agree with you Seatback that it appears more work is required on the RTW engine.
I tried to input a RTW itinerary I have already booked and could not replicate it. The new system was rather restrictive. (Also I did not like the starting price it indicated for a lesser itinerary).
I do hope that they do not do away with the downloadable calculator as I have found it invaluable on three occasions. Makes life so much easier for the Travel Agent if they can be provided with a valid itinerary at the outset.
Will keep an eye on the site and see what develops.
Rb211tristar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
Still need a lot of work. I tried looking up flight from CAI to SEA and the page locked up twice. I had to download the desktop timetables to get any info... but on the brightside, I now have a desktop set of *A timetables.
UAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
This site is brand new and has not been "officially" launched yet so that is most likely why you are finding so many problems. It is good though that its up here and people are playing with it, that is what you need in a pre-launch site!
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
If the marketing department where I work went live with a website of that quality I can guarantee there would be a shitstorm:
- Pixelated graphics
- Broken functionalities as mentioned above
- Invalid markup
- Incomplete CSS
Trent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 545 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2500 times:
Good one Patrick!
My post about this the other was deleted...
I think the RTW calculator has improved. It seems faster to enter routes before the next step of choosing actual flights. Good idea to sart with home country so that an approximate fare can be quoted in home currency.