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  Sabre (computer system) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their system for booking flights was entirely manual, having developed from the techniques originally developed at their Little Rock, Arkansas reservations center in the 1920s.
The system was a success, luckily because the whole program to this point had cost the astonishing sum of $40 million to develop and install it, about $350 million in 2000 dollars.
In 1972 the system was moved to IBM S/360 systems in a new underground location in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sabre_(computer_system)   (1443 words)

  
 Computer reservations system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their system architectures are largely based on a mainframe TPF (Transaction Processing Facility) [1] framework which -- while very reliable, and capable of tremendous I/O throughput – has relatively little CPU power, and is exorbitantly expensive to maintain and enhance.
Today, each system allows an operator to locate and reserve inventory (for instance, an airline seat on a particular route at a particular time), find and process fares/prices applicable to the inventory (Revenue management, Variable pricing and Geo (marketing)), generate tickets and travel documents, and generate reports on the transactions for accounting or marketing purposes.
However these systems were seriously hampered by the need for local human operators to do the actual lookups; ticketing agents would have to call into the booking office, whose operators would make requests to a small team operating the Reservisor and then speak the results back into the telephone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_reservations_system   (1399 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Computer algebra system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The study of algorithms useful for computer algebra systems is known as computer algebra.
The run-time of numerical programs implemented in computer algebra systems is normally longer than that of equivalent programs implemented in systems such as MATLAB, GNU Octave, or directly in C, since they are programmed for full symbolic generality and thus cannot use machine numerical operations directly for most of their functions.
Computer algebra systems began to appear in the early 1970s, and evolved out of research into artificial intelligence, though the fields are now regarded as largely separate.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Computer_algebra_system   (464 words)

  
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Since two of the systems are no longer owned and controlled by airlines, we have considered whether our rules should govern the practices of such a system (we will refer to systems that are not owned and controlled by airlines as ``non-airline systems'' and systems owned or controlled by airlines as ``airline systems'').
Ten years ago, when each system was controlled by one or more airlines or airline affiliates, we concluded that the systems' conduct before the rules took effect demonstrated the need for rules to prevent system practices that would deceive consumers and their travel agents and prejudice airline competition.
A system operates a central computer that collects information on airline schedules and fares and the availability of seats, arranges that information under its own editing and ranking criteria in displays that are provided to travel agents, and provides a booking capability enabling travel agents to make airline reservations for their customers.
www.sba.gov /advo/laws/comments/ddot03_0314.txt   (19841 words)

  
 Passenger Rail Questions and Answers
Each system shows the schedules and fares offered by airlines in each market that are available for sale through travel agents using that system and whether seats are available on specific flights at specific fares (some fares are often not available through the systems, notably corporate discount fares and webfares).
We find that the systems continue to have market power over airlines, as argued by the Justice Department; that there is some potential for conduct by the systems that could prejudice airline competition (most notably the sale of display bias); and that systems could engage in practices that could unreasonably preserve their market power.
When each system was owned and controlled by one or more airlines or airline affiliates, experience demonstrated that systems were likely to engage in conduct designed to prejudice the competitive position of rival airlines, for example, by biasing displays against the owner airlines’ competitors and charging competing airlines discriminatorily high booking fees.
www.dot.gov /affairs/ComputerReservationsSystem.htm   (18766 words)

  
 EPA: Federal Register: Computer Reservations System (CRS) Regulations; Statements of General Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Both ``brick and mortar'' and on-line travel agencies depend on the systems, although Orbitz is planning to create direct connections between itself and many of its airline participants.
As discussed, an airline's withdrawal from one system would likely substantially reduce its bookings from travel agents using that system.
Airlines could then shift business to systems offering better terms for airline participants and away from systems offering poorer terms.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2002/November/Day-15/i28645.htm   (18182 words)

  
 Computer Reservations system Travel Industry Terminology Chartered Scheduled Flights
They often have their own in-house system or a system called Tourplan linked with a WP.
Their sales departments build up strong contacts with travel agents abroad and usually have good negotiators for all levels of hotel accommodation.
CRS - Computer Reservations System-Those agents who have IATA licences or sell lots of flights usually have one of the Computer Reservations systems which accesses directly into the airlines system.
www.newfrontiers.co.uk /faq.cfm   (638 words)

  
 Textbooks
The student or independent contractor will explore the necessary skills for success within these segments of the industry; air travel, car rentals, hotel accommodations, rail travel, tours, cruises and computer reservation systems.
Software may be purchased to provide hands-on experience making air, car and hotel reservations.
Apollo®, Sabre®; and Worldspan®; texts are written to be used on the specific live system (or with our simulated Apollo® or Sabre®; software) and quickly develop a skill level that will make you highly competitive in the marketplace.
www.educationsystems.com /textbooks.html   (645 words)

  
 American Airlines - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
After discovering several thousand unused CRT terminals in a Tulsa hangar, Crandall ordered them refurbished and provided to travel agents, creating the first airline-owned agent-accessible computer reservations system.
Crandall was named American's President in 1980, and succeeded Albert Casey as CEO and Chairman in 1985.
American changed its routing to a hub-and-spoke system starting in 1981, opening its first hubs at DFW and Chicago O'Hare.
www.voyager.in /American_Airlines   (2660 words)

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