This is an excellent idea by Jon Ostrower (see below).
No reservations .. No Airline.
It may be time for Sabre to take action.
This is what Sabre markets to airlines, including Aeroflot and S7 Airlines:
Optimize the life of every flight from planning through the day of operations.
As travel dynamics become more complex, the industry’s largest technology provider will be there, as we always have, with the most current, intelligent solutions to keep airlines running at peak performance.
We are constantly striving – creating the new technology that will help you get the most revenue from every flight. Sabre offers the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions powering end-to-end retailing, distribution, and fulfillment. Our integrated technology is backed by our strategic partnership with Google, transforming the way airlines realize maximum value in their technology investment. From commercial planning and offer management to distribution and operations, discover how Sabre delivers the insights airlines need to realize profitable growth.
Intelligent, flexible technology to fuel transformation and drive more agility.
Sabre’s retailing and Distribution portfolio helps airlines maximize revenue while creating a differentiating brand experience. This requires end-to-end retailing capabilities, backed by an open and scalable technology ecosystem.
- Network Planning & Optimization – Deliver the most profitable schedules across the network while optimizing forecasts, aircraft utilization and connectivity.
- Offer Optimization – Drive incremental revenue through advanced decision support and marketplace insights while optimizing pricing, revenue management and merchandising.
- Offer Sourcing – Distribute, promote and preference offers across all channels, to put the right offer in front of the right traveler. Build loyalty and drive higher conversion rates through personalization.
- Customer Touchpoints – Sell travel through simplified workflows and intuitive points of sale. Leverage APIs to tailor the airline agent workspace and direct channel experience.
Sabre’s Fulfillment portfolio ensures airlines can seamlessly fulfill on the brand promise, while efficiently managing their operations on the day of travel. From above the wing to inside the cockpit, read more about why airlines choose Sabre to manage the day-of-travel experience.
- Inventory Management – Leverage sophisticated inventory controls and high scalability to increase revenues across flights and ancillaries.
- Departure Control – Discover streamlined and efficient customer processing, both inside and outside of the airport, through leading passenger and aircraft capabilities.
- Order Management – Access a single view of the sale to fulfill customer reservations through end-to-end booking, distribution, and fulfillment products.
Sabre believes in empowering developers to reimagine the business of travel through direct management of APIs and robust software developer kits. Visit the developer portals to find documentation and curated resources to bring your brand experience to life.