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Bobblehead (aka The Innovator) was out on a walk the other day and ran across an old friend. They talked about change in airline distribution, new websites, and, most importantly, how innovation aids transparency, consumer choice, and comparison shopping.

 

 

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Bobblehead took the Thanksgiving holiday to study up on his poetry—Eliot, Emerson, Dickinson, you name it. In fact, he was so inspired, he wrote his own poem. Check it out:

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Bobblehead travels a lot. And sometimes with a lot of stuff. So he uses iflybags.com to find out his checked baggages and fees before he gets to the airport.

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We wanted to pass along this post card we received from the Jim-Bobble who, along with his entourage, is enjoying some well-deserved R&R far away from the stressful world of travel distribution. In fact, even those of us here at Farelogix aren’t sure where he is; believe it or not he’s a rather private bobble when the cameras are off. We’ll keep you posted if we hear more from our vacationing friend.

In the meantime, we wanted to let you know that next week — August 9, 2:00pm EST — Jim Davidson (the real one!) and moderator Tom Wilkinson will be presenting a GBTA Webinar focused on ancillary services and corporate travel. Read the rest of this entry »

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Direct Connect debate continues to heat up. Bobblehead hasn’t been living under a rock, he’s just been… out of the country. But with all the hoopla surrounding Direct Connect, and some of the questions GDSs are telling their agencies to ask the airlines, I figured it’d be a good time to recall our bobbly buddy to lay some Direct Connect answers on you.

Enjoy!

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GDSs and their coalitions worked so hard building the story to tell the world how airlines are deceiving consumers with hidden fees, and that airline direct connect will create a huge lack of transparency. Well, turns out the ones really biasing information and avoiding transparency may be, according to the DOT, the GDSs and some OTAs themselves. Ask the Question!