Reservations info is stored in the same computers as flight dispatch info? That's just plain stupid. It's totally possible to calculate fuel loads and verify flight plans by hand, when our part of SABRE goes down, that's how we do it--and not just on little planes either, on mainline flights too.
I'm shocked to hear that Comair has no way to dispatch a flight by hand--if you're right and the res info is in the same set of computers as the flight dispatch info, that's gigantic mistake number one. And if Comair has all their own res info that's not part of the larger DL
system, that's gigantic mistake number two (how would that even work?!). And gigantic mistake number three is not providing a way to dispatch a flight with pencil, paper, and a battery powered calculator. Then the obvious: if there's not suffecient backup servers, that's gigantic mistake number four.
If all those four conditions are true--Comair uses the same computer bank for two critically different functions, Comair maintains seperate reservations info from DL
, Comair can't dispatch a flight without their computers, and they don't have suffecient backup... well I just can't believe that. Someone please tell me it isn't true.