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Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:53 am

There are a lot of airlines that just seem to be flying around. Just following the pace the others make.
Some airlines have new ideas, the other follow...
Which are the innovative airlines nowadays ? Who invented what ?
Is it Lufthansa who introduced the onboard W-LAN ? Was Emirates the first with cabins in First.
Which are the innovative airlines setting the pace ? Who invented what ?
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:09 am

Delta Pioneered the Hub-and-Spoke in 1955, then perfected it in 1998 through the use of Preston Aviation Solutions "TAAM's" airport modeling system in 1998. American was the first to apply the "rolling" method the hubs to increase aircraft utilization and lower unit costs. PSA was the first to have electronic ticketing. British Overseas (BOAC) was the first to use a jet. 1940 Braniff is credited with the ATA clearing house for interline ticketing.

All I can think of off the top of my head.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:15 am

Would WN qualify for establishing what we now refer to as the first LCC at least in the States?

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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:20 am

AA established the first frequent flyer program in the US.



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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:24 am

I understand that the first airline computer reservations system, SABRE, was created by American Airlines. Is that correct?

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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:40 am

I understand that the first airline computer reservations system, SABRE
Interesting question ! When did CRS booking systems start ?

Who was the first with PTVs ? Emirates ?
Who was the first with music via headphones on board ?

I think it was Virgin Atlantic to start massages on board ?! City Bird had clowns on board on their flight to Orlando.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:47 am

I understand that the first airline computer reservations system, SABRE, was created by American Airlines. Is that correct?

Yes.

The system PSA used wasn't really a system was more an ATM machine, not a CRS. It wasn't "connected". Records of purchases were kept on paper and then transposed. Baiscally, you put in your card, it charged you and prnted a ticket. Nothing more than that.

Would WN qualify for establishing what we now refer to as the first LCC at least in the States?

That would be PSA.


 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:00 am

Didn't ValuJet along with Morris Air introduce paperless ticketing?
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:14 am

Qantas pioneered business class. Although other airlines have since perfected it.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:31 am

Aloha was the 1st (atleast in the US) with on board defibrulators.

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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:03 am

Who pioneered the mile-high club? Just kidding!
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:44 pm

BA where the first with flat beds/cabins in F and flat beds in J.
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:48 am

"BA where the first with flat beds/cabins in F and flat beds in J" - weren't they also the first with the idea of economy plus? A real "plus", not "a bit more legroom" joke like some others...
 
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RE: Which Airlines Make The Pace Of The Industry?

Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:24 am

Please realize that it isn't always the pioneer who gets the price. An airline which just offers a good service and offers everything pax want may have a great success while an airline which has one good idea but doesn't perform in everyday business might fail.

After all, most airlines contribute something to aviation and make the pace of the industry together and very few airlines just sit around and perform poorly. I want to see them all having their place in the sky  Love

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