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Southwest, Sabre set July 26 as GDS start date
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Southwest, Sabre set July 26 as GDS start date
By Michael B. Baker - BTN | June 1, 2021
The date falls on the early end of Southwest's prior guidance of the second half of 2021. Read More
WEBINAR REPLAY! How Southwest is using COVID-19-related customer insights to accelerate pandemic recovery
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WEBINAR REPLAY! How Southwest is using COVID-19-related customer insights to accelerate pandemic recovery
By PhocusWire | December 1, 2020
Join us to learn how customer analytics can fuel growth for travel companies when leveraged to create more personalized and contextually relevant customer experiences. Read More
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Google and airlines predicted to find new strategies in a post-coronavirus travel world
By Linda Fox | April 15, 2020
IdeaWorks sets out how travel will look different by the end of 2020, as sectors unravel how they and their partners will be forced to evolve. Read More
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Q&A: Southwest Airlines on its GDS, corporate business strategy
By Business Travel News  | August 29, 2019
Southwest Airlines president Tom Nealon spoke with BTN about the airline's decision to participate in the Amadeus and Travelport global distribution systems. Read More
Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
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Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
By Michael B. Baker - Business Travel News  | August 7, 2019
Southwest Airlines at long last will provide content and full booking capabilities in global distribution systems via agreements with Travelport and Amadeus. Read More
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A tale of two airlines battling disruption with technology
By Linda Fox | June 25, 2019
The cost of disruption to airlines is around 8% of revenue, or $60 billion to the industry, every year. Little wonder then they turning to technology to address disruption from weather events to... Read More
Why does the financial community not value digital innovation at airlines?
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Why does the financial community not value digital innovation at airlines?
By Lennart Dobravsky - Lufthansa Innovation Hub  | March 20, 2019
Lufthansa Innovation Hub used AI to analyze the major themes discussed by Wall Street and top management executives of five major airlines during earnings calls between 2015 and 2018. Read More
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Women in aviation: Why a diverse workforce is necessary to drive tech innovation
By Jill Menze | March 18, 2019
At the Aviation Summit 2019, four female airline CIOs discussed how having more women in leadership roles is critical to driving advancements in technology. Read More
Southwest Airlines says tech glitches have been addressed
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Southwest Airlines says tech glitches have been addressed
By Michele McDonald | January 30, 2018
The glitchy events that have cropped up at Southwest Airlines since its migration to the Amadeus Altéa system have all been addressed as they arise, a carrier spokeswoman said. There have been “a h Read More
Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
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Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
By Jill Menze | January 30, 2018
In-flight Wi-Fi is more prevalent than it’s ever been, with 82 airlines now offering the service, up 17% over last year. Read More
Southwest move to Altea - and the 21st century - slated for May 9
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Southwest move to Altea - and the 21st century - slated for May 9
By Michele McDonald | May 3, 2017
At long last, Southwest Airlines will migrate its domestic operations to the Amadeus Altéa passenger services system on May 9. The carrier moved its international flying, inherited in the 2011 acqu Read More
A glance at who's visiting the websites of the top 10 US airlines
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A glance at who's visiting the websites of the top 10 US airlines
By Linda Fox | March 30, 2017
Hitwise has been looking at online visitors to US airlines in terms of age and gender of passengers, household earnings and which carriers are attracting the most traffic online in the past three year Read More
Amazon pushes further into payment processing, luring Southwest and others
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Amazon pushes further into payment processing, luring Southwest and others
By Sean O'Neil | April 4, 2016
Amazon has debuted a streamlined method for companies to add its online payments services as an option to the check-out tools they build for consumer-facing companies. The Seattle-based technology Read More
Useful IFTTT recipes to inspire travel brands
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Useful IFTTT recipes to inspire travel brands
By Nick Vivion | December 21, 2015
The past decade has seen an enormous shift in the way people travel, a change directly correlated with the rise of the mobile phone as the dominant way of accessing information. As the laptop ceas Read More
Southwest modernizes look with new identity, Internet reacts
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Southwest modernizes look with new identity, Internet reacts
By Nick Vivion | September 8, 2014
44 years after its first flight, Dallas, Texas-based airline Southwest has unveiled a modern refresh to its brand. Much of the rollout was focused on Twitter using the term #SouthwestHeart to Read More