rojo wrote:Some people think that the algorithms used by airlines to do RM are top secret, but they are not, since most airlines use RM systems developed by thrid parties (like Sabre, Pros, JDA, etc)
a380787 wrote:rojo wrote:You've mixing RM platforms (i.e. Sabre) with RM algorithms. One can probably survive using the basic template of formulas that came with Sabre, that won't gain any competitive edge for that airline if they don't incorporate proprietary ones.
rojo wrote:a380787 wrote:rojo wrote:You've mixing RM platforms (i.e. Sabre) with RM algorithms. One can probably survive using the basic template of formulas that came with Sabre, that won't gain any competitive edge for that airline if they don't incorporate proprietary ones.
The OP just want to understand the basics, he is not trying to decipher the entire code. My background is operational research and I can tell you that the algorithms are standard (math and statistics), each airline just tweaks them based on network requirements. It is all about forecasting and optimizing, and you can find tons of literature about those two. Forecasting is the process of quantitatively estimating the expected demand relying on past bookings. The forecast is then fed to the optimizer which sets the booking limits that maximize the revenue contribution of every booking with the airline. Some airlines do flight leg and others do OD Path. Don't over complicate things to the OP.
RIck Zeni trained me and he has uploaded some videos explaining the concepts. It will be important to identify if you will be working in an O&D or leg seg based RM system.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos