Well, its a good thing that I happened to come by your post. As someone who has worked with Deltamatic and dabbled in PARS, I can compare the two. First of all, just about every major airline's computer systems are developed around 1970's era technology. For instance, Deltamatic is in a Windows format, but the inputs that you make are from when Deltamatic was first created in the 1970's. Let me say that Deltamatic is much more user friendly than SABRE, and, in my opinion, friendlier than PARS. I have worked in a small station before where Delta was contracted to work NW
flights and I hated their system. It sucked major ass. I do like the new gate upgrades on working flgihts, you barely have to touch the keyboard, its all point a click mouse style. And if there are enough seats on the plane, kiosk check-in goes ahead and allows the nonrev to check in at the tkt counter. Pretty nice.
But back to the question. Deltamatic is one of the friendlier computer systems that I have used with the airlines and I have worked with 2 that used Open Skies, Deltamatic, and recieved crash courses in SABRE for Delta-contracted Midway services and PARS for Northwest services. To get on in PNS
, the course you will most likely take will be a 2 week Airport Customer Service course, which is just getting your feet wet with the computer system, city codes, and learning what your job role is and who the company is. Then you will be sent off for a 2 week Ticketing class. After that is done, you will most likely start at the airport on the ticket counter, and once you start to get comfortable with the computer, they may start moving you around and learning what there is, gate operations, baggage service, etc. At least, thats what I did when I started. Delta's investments in technology have really paid off on making life easier on the agents, although it can't do much for you for irregular operations, thats when you sometimes have to go back to basics.
All in all, I found it the easiest system to learn, and this is from a computer illiterate guy. Compared to PARS anyway, its much nicer.
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