Cranky on the Web: Sabre and Russia Take Center Stage

Cranky on the Web, Technology

Russia’s largest airline yanked from global reservation systemsCNN

Sabre Ends Distribution of Aeroflot Flights in Travel Tech Retreat From RussiaSkift

Remember the pandemic? Nobody else does either now that we have a ground war in Europe. And there have been a lot of questions about Sabre and Aeroflot. I was happy to chime in here noting that shutting off the GDS as Sabre has done is a minor issue — potentially bigger for those not in Russia who have tickets and reservations outstanding. But if Sabre shuts off everything else, then it gets really ugly, really fast for Aeroflot.

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