lincoln
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Who/What Is "Continental Airlines Eds"

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:25 am

So I was reading through my new copy of the Yellow Pages tonight -- wait, don't laugh* --

Under the "Airlines Heading" I spotted the entry:

Continental Airlines EDS
1375 E 9 St...................................216-583-xxxx

And couldn't help but wonder what "EDS" is, especially since CO closed the Cleveland CTO shortly before I moved out here.

The address is One Cleveland Center, one of Cleveland's bigger office buildings...and just about as far away from the airport as you can get while remaining downtown.

I can't help but wonder what this is...especially since it's the only listing in the Yellow Pages with a local address other than "Cleveland Hopkins International Airport"

So...anyone have an answer?

Thanks,

Lincoln

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Cory6188
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RE: Who/What Is "Continental Airlines Eds"

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:36 am

Call the number and see who (or what) picks up. It's the only way you'll know for sure!
 
lincoln
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RE: Who/What Is "Continental Airlines Eds"

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:42 am

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 1):
Call the number and see who (or what) picks up. It's the only way you'll know for sure!

Yeah... Tried that, I let it ring 5 times and then hung up without anything answering. You would expect, at least a $10 answering machine or something... Makes me want to know what it is even more  Wink

Also googiling "Continental Airlines EDS" didn't turn up anything useful for me.

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LAXintl
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RE: Who/What Is "Continental Airlines Eds"

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:53 am

EDS is Electronic Data Systems founded by Ross Perot.
CO uses EDS for a host of computer applications including reservations and flight planning.
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lincoln
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RE: Who/What Is "Continental Airlines Eds"

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:47 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 3):
EDS is Electronic Data Systems founded by Ross Perot.
CO uses EDS for a host of computer applications including reservations and flight planning.

A guess that's a logical enough answer. It just seems strange to me that if this is the answer to my question that someone would pay for the yellowpages entry "Continental Airlines EDS" for /that/.

Lincoln
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star_world
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RE: Who/What Is "Continental Airlines Eds"

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:52 pm

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 3):
EDS is Electronic Data Systems founded by Ross Perot.
CO uses EDS for a host of computer applications including reservations and flight planning.

They're actually a bit more entrenched in the organization than that. Lots of large companies, including CO, outsource some or all of the IT side of their business to a 3rd party, usually to reduce costs. CO has outsourced most things to EDS and as a result it would actually be EDS staff in many locations, not CO. This is probably a Continental facility that has been outsourced to EDS, or it's the central EDS program office for CO - either would make sense.