Cranky on the Web (September 8 – 11)

American Turns to HP Over SABRE For Next Reservation SystemBNET
Even though SABRE was American’s greatest invention, the airline has decided to go elsewhere. This has been coming for awhile.

August 2009 Traffic NumbersBNET
August traffic numbers are out and they look a lot like what we saw in July.

American Follows United From London to BrusselsBNET
If you thought it was goofy that United was flying from London to Brussels, you’ll be surprised to hear that American is doing it as well.

Indianapolis airport security reflects the new realityIndianapolis Star
Someone at the Indy Star asked for my comment on security at the new airport since I spend a fair bit of time there.

Frontier’s Reorg Plan is Approved But What Is Their Business Plan?BNET
Now that Frontier is marching toward bankruptcy exit, it’s time to start thinking about what their business plan will be.


5 Responses to Cranky on the Web (September 8 – 11)

  1. David Smith says:

    This is nonsense. The UA flights remain as BD codeshares.

    from Galileo:
    TU 15SEP LON / BRU + 1:00 HR
    UA 4822 M T W T F 11SEP-23OCT LHRBRU 0820 1035 ER4 *0
    UA 4824 T W 15SEP-21OCT LHRBRU 1440 1655 ER4 *0
    UA 4826 M T W T F 11SEP-23OCT LHRBRU 1700 1915 ER4 *0
    NO MORE LATER FLIGHTS 15SEP

    S/15SEPLHRBRU+AA
    NO DISPLAYABLE FLIGHTS

  2. David Smith says:

    *** BRITISH MIDLAND ***
    TUE 15SEP09 LONDON /BRUSSELS *BD
    1 LHR BRU 15/0650 0900 BD 141 C1 D1 J1 I0 Y0 O0 S0 B0 K0+ER4*B
    2 LHR BRU 15/0820 1035 BD 145 C0 D0 J0 I0 Y0 O0 S0 B0 K0+ER4*B
    3 LHR BRU 15/1150 1405 BD 149 C3 D3 J3 I0 Y9 O9 S9 B0 K0+ER4*B
    4 LHR BRU 15/1440 1655 BD 151 C3 D3 J3 I0 Y9 O9 S7 B2 K0+ER4*B
    5 LHR BRU 15/1700 1915 BD 153 C3 D2 J2 I0 Y7 O5 S4 B2 K2+ER4*B

  3. CF says:

    David Smith wrote:

    This is nonsense. The UA flights remain as BD codeshares.

    I’d recommend not being so quick to judge and instead look out into the winter schedule. United’s flight begins on October 25.

    UA938 LHR 1320 BRU 1535 777
    UA929 BRU 0605 LHR 0620 777 (begins 26OCT)

    American’s flight begins on November 19.

    AA108 LHR 0830 BRU 1040 763
    AA155 BRU 1315 LHR 1330 763

  4. Bobber says:

    You’re right, Cranky – SO tempted to go for a night, just to fly a 777 from London to Brussels (all for £89 at the mo)!

    Have they really not done this before? I seem to remember there being a UA flight through to Brussels a few years ago, but maybe the flight number remained the same but the actual flight was a codeshare.

  5. CF says:

    Bobber wrote:

    You’re right, Cranky – SO tempted to go for a night, just to fly a 777 from London to Brussels (all for £89 at the mo)!
    Have they really not done this before? I seem to remember there being a UA flight through to Brussels a few years ago, but maybe the flight number remained the same but the actual flight was a codeshare.

    I think they’ve done it before, but it has been several years. That would be a pretty fun short hop!

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