Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Welcome back to the second part of my discussion with Pedro Anderson, Founder and CEO of Winding Tree, the company that has partnered with Hahn Air. If you missed the first part, head back here to learn about the current application with Hahn Air as well as the general idea Read the post

Hahn Air Issues the World’s First Ticket Using Blockchain… Does It Matter?

Hahn Air Issues the World’s First Ticket Using Blockchain… Does It Matter?

Blockchain!

I know, I know. A lot of people are excited about blockchain, but nobody really seems to know why. It’s supposed to revolutionize the world… and be awesome… and fix everything… and… I dunno, cure cancer? Few people can explain it, and those who can have trouble explaining why … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Sabre Warms to NDC, OneJet and WOW Air Face Trouble

3 Links I Love: Sabre Warms to NDC, OneJet and WOW Air Face Trouble

This week’s featured link:
Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel GiantsSkift
Distribution-giant Sabre spent a long, long time fighting against the use of NDC to modernize airline distribution, but under Sean Menke, the company has finally lurched forward and joined the party. … Read the post

US Airways May Be Gone, But It Just Won an Industry-Changing Court Case Over Sabre

US Airways May Be Gone, But It Just Won an Industry-Changing Court Case Over Sabre

You might have thought that, with the American merger long-completed, US Airways was gone for good. This week, however, the airline won a major antitrust lawsuit over Sabre, the Global Distribution System (GDS). This case has obviously been in progress for years and years, and nobody actually expected it … Read the post

Lufthansa Group Airlines Are Going to Charge You if You Don’t Book Directly, and That’s a Big Mistake

Lufthansa Group Airlines Are Going to Charge You if You Don’t Book Directly, and That’s a Big Mistake

Fights between airlines and reservation systems are as old as time. Global Distribution Systems (GDSes) have held the upper hand for years, and because of that, they charge the airlines a lot of money for every booking. Airlines, consequently, are always looking for ways to bring costs down by taking … Read the post

Why Changes in Airline Distribution Take So Long – A Look at What the Players Stand to Gain and Lose

Why Changes in Airline Distribution Take So Long – A Look at What the Players Stand to Gain and Lose

Welcome back to the last post of Distribution Week here on The Cranky Flier. I know I’m getting really wonky here, and I apologize for that to my casual traveler readers. But this is something that really interests me, and I wanted to dig in deep. This post was the Read the post

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