Other News (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)


2001 News

29/12/01

 ** EMU ISSUED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS **
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2- 2002- ALL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED IN
EMU PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES MUST BE ISSUED IN EUROS.
TICKETS ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1- 2002- CANNOT INCLUDE
LEGACY CURRENCY FIGURES.  
 
** CONTINENTAL AIRLINES /CO/ - E-TICKET INTERLINE **
CONTINENTAL E-TICKET INTERLINE WITH NORTHWEST AIRLINES /NW/
AND UNITED AIRLINES /UA/ IS NOW AVAILABLE

27/12/01

 

** ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TAXES INCREASE **
U.S.- INTERNATIONAL- AND ALASKA/HAWAII ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE
TAXES FOR TICKETING- ARE INCREASED- EFFECTIVE ON/OR
AFTER JANUARY 1- 2002.  SEE >GTAXUS( FOR DETAILS


24/12/01

 

** LA CARIBEENNE DISCONTINUES DISTRIBUTION **
LA CARIBEENNE /TX/ HAS CHOSEN TO DISCONTINUE DISTRIBUTION
THROUGH WORLDSPAN.  PLEASE CONTACT LA CARIBEENNE WITH ANY
QUESTIONS.                                    

 

** PNR/TICKET/PASSPORT - SECURITY MEASURES **
TO FACILITATE AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKS FOR INTERNATIONAL
TRAVEL- WORLDSPAN ENCOURAGES AGENCIES TO ENSURE PASSENGER
NAMES RECORDED IN PNRS AND TICKETS MATCH THE PASSPORT NAME
EXACTLY.             


** UNITED PERSONAL TRAVEL CARD - DISCONTINUED **
THE UNITED PERSONAL TRAVEL CARD (CODE UC) IS BEING

DISCONTINUED AS OF JANUARY 1  2002.  THIS CARD IS NO LONGER
VALID AS A FORM OF PAYMENT FOR UNITED AIRLINE TICKETS AND
TOURS.                                        

 

** FULL RATE DISCLOSURE ON CAR RENTALS **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES HERTZ AS THE NEWEST PARTICIPANT IN FULL
RATE DISCLOSURE AT THE TIME OF SELL. THIS INFORMATION IS
PLACED IN THE /RI- FIELD IN THE CAR SEGMENT.  PLEASE SEE
 >INFO ENH CAR( OCT 17- 2001 FOR DETAILS.


22/12/01

Dear Worldspan Partner,

As we approach the January 1, 2002 date for converting European legacy
currencies to the euro, Worldspan stands prepared and ready for this
momentous event.  Here follows Following is a recap of our preparations to
date.

Effective as of December 15, 2001, all travel transactions, including
pricing and bookings, that are conducted through the Worldspan reservation
system in use within the euro zone, will be displayed and recorded in
euros, providing edthat travel vendors have supplied the system with the
appropriate euro pricing.

The Worldspan system will continue to support fare display and pricing
requests in the local national currency as an option, as applicable, but
after December 31, 2001, legacy currency figures will not be used to
produce tickets or related documents. Between December 15 and December 31,
ticketing capabilities will be available in both the euro and legacy
currencies.


Worldspan's euro-readiness plan will help to ensure a seamless transition
to euro pricing for all our travel partners, subscribers and vendors alike.
Please see the attached "Frequently Asked Questions" for more information
and the list of quick entry reminders. If you have additional questions
concerning these changes, please contact your local Worldspan office or
representative.

Then some FAQ's

                        Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  When does the euro become the required currency for travel purchases
purchases and other business transactions within the eEuro zZone?
A:  The effective date for euro conversion is January 1, 2002. The former
national currencies lose their legal status for transactions no later than
February 28, 2002 with some countries slightly ahead of the rest.

Q:  Which countries are affected by the conversion?
A:  The 12 countries in the eEuro zZone are Austria, Belgium, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Portugal and Spain. Although, tThe United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark,
though are European Union Member States, they are not participating in the
euro at this time.

Q:  Will it be possible to issue airline tickets in Worldspan with fares
shown in euros and/or the equivalent amount paid shown in euros?
A:  Worldspan has offered the ability to issue an airline ticket with the
euro currency since January 1, 1999.  Effective sinceas of December 15,
2001, all airline tickets for travel originating in countries participating
in the euro will show fares in euros.  Between December 15 and December 31,
ticketing capabilities will be available in both the euro and legacy
currencies.  Thereafter, all airline tickets issued in countries
participating in the euro will reflect payments in euros.

Q:  What changes will there be in fare displays for airline fares?
A:  Effective sinceas of December 15, 2001, the default currency for fare
displays for travel originating in a euro participating country will be the
euro. It will also be possible to display fares for trips originating in a
euro participating country in the legacy currency (e.g. Italian Lire) for a
period of at least one year.

Q:  Will my back-office system accommodate these changes?
A:  Back-office systems will be able to begin conducting accounting in
euros only if the back-office application has been programmed to receive
transaction data from Worldspan with the euro currency code.  Worldspan's
TAIR processing has supported transactions conducted in euros since January
1, 1999.  Worldspan considers the euro a valid currency similar to all
other existing currencies and provides the transaction information
including the euro currency code across our its TAIR processes.

Finally, the entries you need to fully enjoy the EURO experience on
Worldspan !

   Here  are  a  few  basic entries that can be used to convert information
   from one currency to another


   Exchange rates
        Display exchange rate between euros and other currency
4C*EUR#GB

   Currency conversion
        Sterling to Euros (CRT in Britain)
4C@100/EUR
        Tax conversion, Sterling to Euros (CRT in Britain)
4C@T20/EUR

   Fares
        Moneysaver fares in specific euros
4FLONGVA@E

   Pricing
        Price all passengers and segments in euros with ticketing country
4PEEUR/GB
 


21/12/01

** MIDWAY AIRLINES - DIRECT SELL **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES MIDWAY AIRLINES /JI/ AS A REINSTATED
DIRECT SELL PARTICIPANT. SEE  >HELP JI0(  AND  >INFO JI0(

FOR SUPPORTED FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDING CLAIM PNR.


20/12/01

 ** ROMANTIK HOTELS /RM/ - ENHANCEMENT **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES ROMANTIK HOTELS /RM/ AS A NEW ACCESSPLUS
PARTICIPANT. SEE >INFO RMQ( AND >G/HTL/RMQ


19/12/01

** LOCALIZA RENT A CAR - NEW CAR ASSOCIATE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES LOCALIZA /CODE LL/ AS A NEW CAR ASSOCIATE
LOCALIZA OPERATES IN BRAZIL. SEE >G/CAR/LLZ( FOR DETAILS.

** SCANDIC HOTELS /SH/ - ENHANCEMENT **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES SCANDIC HOTELS /SH/ AS A DIRECT CONNECT
PARTICIPANT IN WORLDSPAN THROUGH HILTON.
SEE >INFO SHQ( AND >INFO SHHSOURCE( FOR DETAILS.
                                               
** AZTECA AIRLINES - AIRLINE SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES AZTECA AIRLINES /ZE/ AS A NEW AIRLINE SOURCE PARTICIPANT. PLEASE SEE  >INFO ENH AIR(  FOR MORE
INFORMATION.                                 

 

** EURO UPDATES - CAR AND HOTEL INFO **
PLEASE REVIEW >INFO EURO C/H( FOR NEW UPDATES TO WORLDSPAN
CAR AND HOTEL AVAILABILITY DEFAULT CURRENCY FOR EURO
PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES.

 

 ** COMMERCIAL WORLD NET NEW USER INTERFACE **
THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON JAN 18. POINT YOUR BROWSER TO
WWW.COMMERCIALWORLD.COM AND REVIEW DEMO AND WHAT*S NEW. THIS
WILL ASSIST YOU AND YOUR CUSTOMERS IN UNDERSTANDING THE NEW
ENHANCEMENT. 


 

 

18/12/01

 

** GLOBAL RESOURCES /GR/ - HOTEL SOURCE **

WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES GLOBAL RESOURCES /GR/ AS A NEW HOTEL
SOURCE PARTICIPANT. SEE >INFO GRHSOURCE( FOR DETAILS.


14/12/01

 

 ** STARWOOD HOTEL CHAINS - ENHANCEMENTS **
STARWOOD HOTEL CHAINS /SI- WI- WH- GX/ NOW PARTICIPATES IN
INTEGRATED HOTEL SOURCE RATE RANGE.

 

** CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES - DIRECT ACCESS**
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES CARIBBEAN STAR AIRLINES /8B/ AS A DIRECT
ACCESS PARTICIPANT.


13/12/01

 

** MIDWAY AIRLINES /JI/ RESUMES OPERATIONS **
THEY WILL RESUME OPERATIONS ON DEC 19.  PARTICIPATING
CARRIER STATUS IS REINSTATED EFFECTIVE DEC 12.

 

** SUTTON PLACE /SF/ - ENHANCEMENTS **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES SUTTON PLACE AS A NEW ACCESSPLUS-
HOTEL SOURCE- AND SESSION CONTROL PARTICIPANT.

 

 ** SMALL HOTELS /SB/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES SMALL HOTELS /SB/ AS A NEW HOTEL SOURCE
PARTICIPANT.

 

 ** HARVEY HOTELS /HV/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES HARVEY HOTELS /HV/ AS A NEW HOTEL SOURCE
PARTICIPANT.

 

** GRANDE DEVERE HOTELS /FT/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES GRANDE DEVERE HOTELS /FT/ AS A NEW
HOTEL SOURCE PARTICIPANT.

 

** FIESTA AMERICANA HOTELS /FH/ - HOTEL SOURCE **

WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES FIESTA AMERICANA HOTELS /FH/ AS A NEW
HOTEL SOURCE PARTICIPANT.

 

** DESIGN HOTELS /DS/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES DESIGN HOTELS /DS/ AS A NEW HOTEL SOURCE
PARTICIPANT.

 

** CAESAR PARK HOTELS /CJ/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES CAESAR PARK HOTELS /CJ/ AS A NEW HOTEL
SOURCE PARTICIPANT.

 

 ** EXTENDED STAY HOTELS /EA/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES EXTENDED STAY HOTELS /EA/ AS A NEW HOTEL
SOURCE PARTICIPANT.

 

** GUESTHOUSE HOTELS /GO/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES GUESTHOUSE HOTELS /GO/ AS A NEW HOTEL

 

** JOIE DE VIVRE /JV/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES JOIE DE VIVRE /JV/ AS A NEW HOTEL SOURCE
PARTICIPANT.

 

** AZTECA AIRLINES - DIRECT SELL **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES AZTECA AIRLINES /ZE/ AS A NEW DIRECT SELL
PARTICIPANT.

 

** EURO UPDATES **
PLEASE REVIEW  >INFO EURO( FOR  NEW UPDATES TO WORLDSPAN)
DEFAULT CURRENCY FOR EURO PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES AND THE
ISSUANCE OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

 

** NEW AUTOMATED REISSUE PARTICIPATING CARRIER **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES AMERICAN AIRLINES AS A NEW AUTOMATED
REISSUE PARTICIPANT

 


 

12/12/01

 

*HARD ROCK HOTELS RESORTS AND CASINOS-NEW ASSOCIATE*
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES HARD ROCK HOTELS RESORTS AND CASINOS
/DJ/ AS A NEW HOTEL ASSOCIATE. HARD ROCK HOTELS REPRESENTS
THREE PROPERTIES.

 

** AZTECA AIRLINES - DIRECT ACCESS **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES AZTECA AIRLINES /ZE/ AS A DIRECT ACCESS
PARTICIPANT.

 

** ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES - DIRECT SELL **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES /CODE RJ/ AS A
DIRECT SELL PARTICIPANT.


 

10/12/01

 

** ELECTRONIC TICKETING - AIR CANADA **
WORLDSPAN AND AIR CANADA /AC/ ANNOUNCE E-TICKETING IS NOW
AVAILABLE FOR AGENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

 

** ELECTRONIC TICKETING IT/BT FARES - AIR CANADA **
EFFECTIVE DEC 7 2001 AIR CANADA /AC/ SUPPORTS TOUR AND BULK
/IT/BT/ E-TICKETS.

 

** ACCOUNT CODE VALIDATION **
WORLDSPAN RELEASES THIS ENHANCEMENT ON DEC 7 2001.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. SEE
 >INFO READ F/P(    .  

 

 ** EURO UPDATES **
PLEASE REVIEW  >INFO EURO( FOR  NEW UPDATES TO WORLDSPAN
DEFAULT CURRENCY FOR EURO PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES AND THE
ISSUANCE OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.


 

08/12/01

 

Think this might interest you (and the agents):
FRIDAY - DEC 07 - 2001  -  WORLDSPAN DAILY BRIEFING
------------------------------------------------------------
** RULE DISPLAY AFTER ITINERARY PRICING **
WORLDSPAN RELEASES THIS ENHANCEMENT ON DEC 07 2001.
NO TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. SEE
INFO READ F/P(  .                           0845 ET NW/TD

 


07/12/01

 

 ** WORLDSPAN ACCENTS - AIR SELL DISPLAYS **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF THIS
ENHANCEMENT.  RELEASE DATE IS DEC 11- 2001.  TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE. SEE >INFO READ PNR(

 

 

** UNITED AIRLINES /UA/ - INTERLINE E-TICKET **
WORLDSPAN AND UNITED AIRLINES /UA/ ANNOUNCE INTERLINE
E-TICKET WITH AIR CANADA /AC/ AND CONTINENTAL AIRLINES /CO/
SEE >INFO ETUA0( AND >INFO ETINTERLINE(

 

** NEW AUTOMATED REISSUE PARTICIPATING CARRIERS **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES HAWAIIAN AIRLINES AND AMERICAN WEST AS
NEW AUTOMATED REISSUE PARTICIPANTS. OTHER PARTICIPANTS
INCLUDE DELTA AIR LINES- NORTHWEST AIRLINES- MIDWEST EXPRESS
AND UNITED AIRLINES. SEE >INFO REISSUE(
 

 

** TWA E-TICKET MIGRATION TO AMERICAN AIRLINES **
THE FINAL MIGRATION OF TWA TRANSACTIONS OCCURRED ON SUNDAY
DEC 2.  E-TICKET ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS /ETA/ FOR AN E-PRINT-
E-EXCHANGE OR E-REFUND FOR TW/015 TICKETS WILL NOT BE
APPENDED TO THE WORLDSPAN PNR. SEE >INFO ET TW/AA(  ANY VOID
OF A TW TICKET NOT COMPLETED BY SATURDAY DEC 1 MAY BE
PRINTED- EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.


 

06/12/01

AF Strike action
details (PLEASE READ)

AF is taking strike action and we have spoken to Paris office to confirm
how much of their service this will affect
please see same time notes:
civil aviation is on strike...from 5 dec 7pm to 7dec 7a... 15 pct of short
haul and 95 pct of long haul will operate. it is just European and French
domestic flts that will be strongly affected. All carriers  will also have
some problems since  Air Traffic Control is on strike also in some cases.
Steven Kirkham
Worldspan Core Helpdesk
Specialist London
 

05/12/01

 

* RAFFLE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL /YR/ - ENHANCEMENTS *
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES RAFFLE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL AS A NEW
HOTEL SOURCE AND SESSION CONTROL PARTICIPANT.
SEE >INFO YRHSOURCE( FOR DETAILS.

 

** SRILANKAN AIRLINES - DIRECT SELL **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES SRILANKAN AIRLINES /CODE UL/ AS A DIRECT
SELL PARTICIPANT.  PLEASE SEE   >INFO ENH AIR

 

04/12/01

 

** RYANAIR DISCONTINUES DISTRIBUTION **
RYANAIR /FR/ HAS CHOSEN TO DISCONTINUE DISTRIBUTION THROUGH
WORLDSPAN EFFECTIVE DEC 1 2001. RYANAIR PNRS HAVE BEEN
PLACED ON YOUR QUEUE 86 CATEGORY 0. PLEASE CONTACT RYANAIR
WITH ANY QUESTIONS.                        

 

** SABENA AIRLINES - TAKEN OVER BY DAT **
SABENA /SN/ HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY D.A.T. /DELTA AIR
TRANSPORT/. THE AIRLINE CODE -SN- IS NOT CHANGING. PLEASE
CONTACT THE CARRIER WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

 

** ELECTRONIC TICKETING - NORTHWEST AIRLINES **
WORLDSPAN AND NORTHWEST /NW/ ANNOUNCE E-TICKETING IS NOW
AVAILABLE FOR AGENTS IN MEXICO. SEE >INFO ETNW0( OR
INFO >ETPOS

 

** ELECTRONIC TICKETING - AIR FRANCE **
WORLDSPAN AND AIR FRANCE /AF/ ANNOUNCE E-TICKETING IS NOW
AVAILABLE FOR AGENTS IN BELGIUM.  SEE >INFO ETAF0(


 

01/12/01

* UNAVAILABLE - CAR RESERVATIONS ACE/THRIFTY/PAYLESS*
AC/ZT/ZA/ ARE UNAVAILABLE FROM MIDNIGHT ET DECEMBER 1- UNTIL
0200 ET DEC 2.


30/11/01

<11:55am>

**Problem causing no DR for SK has been resolved.**

 

< 9:21 am>

** UNAVAILABLE - BRITISH AIRWAYS RESERVATIONS **
IT WILL BE INTERMITTENTLY UNAVAILABLE FROM APPROXIMATELY
2100 ET NOV 30 TO 1800 ET DEC 1. YOU MAY CONTINUE TO MAKE
RESERVATIONS THROUGH WORLDSPAN.

 

 < 9:21 am>

** TWA E-TICKET IMPORTANT INFORMATION **
THE FINAL MIGRATION OF TWA TO AMERICAN AIRLINES WILL OCCUR
THIS WEEKEND. AFTER THE E-TICKET IS MIGRATED TO AA IT IS NO
LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTRONIC VOID. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT
ALL TWA E-TICKET VOIDS BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 1300 ET ON
SATURDAY DEC 1.


29/11/01

1) There is a problem with some Worldspan pnrs being rejected by SK's system.
 This may be causing the affected pnrs to not receive a DR.
 E-Comms are currently investigating this issue with SK.

 

2)** DISCOUNT CAR RENTAL - ACCESSPLUS **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES DISCOUNT CAR RENTAL /CODE DS/ AS A NEW
ACCESS PLUS PARTICIPANT. PLEASE SEE >INFO DSZ

 

** ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES - DIRECT ACCESS **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES /CODE RJ/ AS A
NEW DIRECT ACCESS PARTICIPANT. PLEASE SEE  >HELP RJ0( AND
 >INFO RJ0(  FOR NEWLY SUPPORTED FUNCTIONALITY. PLEASE REFER
TO  >INFO ENH AIR


28/11/01

 

** TRANSBRASIL - FLIGHTS TEMPORARILY REMOVED **
TRANSBRASIL (TR) FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY REMOVED FROM
WORLDSPAN AVAILABILITY. PLEASE CONTACT TRANSBRASIL FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION. 

 

** BRITISH MIDLAND - DIRECT SELL **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES BRITISH MIDLAND /BD/ AS A DIRECT SELL
PARTICIPANT.


27/11/01

 

** METROPOLIS - NEW AIRLINE PARTICIPANT **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES METROPOLIS /CODE DN/ AS A NEW
PARTICIPATING AIRLINE. METROPOLIS OFFERS SCHEDULED SERVICE
BETWEEN AMSTERDAM AND MALMO.

 

** LEXINGTON MANAGEMENT /LM/ - HOTEL SOURCE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES LEXINGTON MANAGEMENT /LM/ AS A NEW HOTEL
SOURCE PARTICIPANT.

 

 ** BALKAN BULGARIAN - REINSTATED AIRLINE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES BACK BALKAN BULGARIAN /CODE LZ/ AS A
REINSTATED PARTICIPATING AIRLINE. BALKAN BULGARIAN OFFERS
SCHEDULED SERVICE WITHIN BULGARIA AND FROM SOFIA TO MAJOR
CITIES IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

 

** NORDIC EAST AIRLINK - NEW AIRLINE PARTICIPANT **

WORLDSPAN WELCOMES NORDIC EAST AIRLINK /CODE 7I/ AS A NEW
PARTICIPATING AIRLINE. NORDIC EAST AIRLINK OFFERS SCHEDULED
SERVICE WITHIN SWEDEN AND TO BARCELONA.


26/11/01

 

** SCHEDULE CHANGES FROM TWA TO AMERICAN AIRLINES **
ALL TWA FLIGHT INVENTORY HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO AMERICAN
AIRLINES INVENTORY FOR TRAVEL DEC 2 AND BEYOND. DIRECT
ACCESS REQUESTS FOR TWA RETURN AN AA INVENTORY RESPONSE FOR
ALL DATES AFTER DEC 1. CONTACT AMERICAN AIRLINES WITH ANY
CONCERNS.


22/11/01


21/11/01

** TRAVELODGE UK-EUROPE /TG/ - NEW ASSOCIATE **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES TRAVELODGE UK-EUROPE AS A NEW HOTEL
ASSOCIATE. TRAVELODGE UK HAS 215 PROPERTIES IN UK-EUROPE.
SEE >G/HTL/TGQ


20/11/01

Subject: GO PROBLEMS ....this morning
We have been advised that there are likely to be some GO problems this
morning and there are a number of people working on this to get it fixed
but we do not have an eta at the moment.
Please can each country raise a multi fault if your agents are affectedand
one person from each country advise me the total number of agents that are
experiencing a problem at this time.
The agent will either get a timeout error ... Unable to display page or
they will get an error  Nul IATA Information.

 


19/11/01

** BRITISH MIDLAND - DIRECT ACCESS
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES BRITISH MIDLAND /CODE BD/ AS A DIRECT
ACCESS PARTICIPANT. PLEASE SEE  >HELP BD0(  FOR NEWLY
SUPPORTED FUNCTIONALITY. REFER TO >INFO ENH AIR( FOR MORE
INFORMATION


 

16/11/01

** SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES - RECONFIRMS FLIGHTS **
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES /SV/ HAS THE CAPABILITY TO DISPLAY
RECONFIRMED FLIGHTS WHEN A CUSTOMER HAS CALLED. THE NEW
ACTION CODE IS RR.

 

** AVIANCA - DIRECT ACCESS **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES AVIANCA /CODE AV/ AS A DIRECT ACCESS
PARTICIPANT.

 

 ** KENYA AIRWAYS - DIRECT ACCESS **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES KENYA AIRWAYS /CODE KQ/ AS A NEW DIRECT
ACCESS PARTICIPANT.

 

** SUPER 8 HOTELS /OZ/ - ENHANCEMENTS **
WORLDSPAN ANNOUNCES SUPER 8 HOTELS AS A NEW ACCESSPLUS-
HOTEL SOURCE- AND SESSION CONTROL PARTICIPANT.

 


14/11/01

** SUPER 8 HOTELS /OZ/ - NEW ASSOCIATE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES SUPER 8 HOTELS /OZ/ AS A NEW HOTEL
ASSOCIATE.


13/11/01

**NORTHWEST SEAPLANES /2G/ - PARTICIPATING AIRLINE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES NORTHWEST SEAPLANES /2G/ A NEW
PARTICIPATING AIRLINE. NORTHWEST SEAPLANES OFFERS SCHEDULED
SERVICE FROM SEATTLE TO THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS.


10/11/01

** CANADA 3000 AIRLINE- CEASED OPERATIONS **


CANADA 3000 AIRLINE /2T/ REGRETS TO ADVISE THAT IT
HAS CEASED OPERATIONS EFFECTIVE NOV 09 2001. ALL CANADA
3000 PNRS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON YOUR QUEUE 86-CATEGORY 0.
PLEASE CONTACT CANADA 3000 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 ** UNAVAILABLE - WORLDSPAN DIRECT SELL **


WORLDSPAN DIRECT SELL WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 0430-0440 ET
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13. YOU MAY CONTINUE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS
THROUGH WORLDSPAN.


09/11/01

 ** SABENA /SN/ - UPDATE **

SABENA FLIGHT OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
ALL SABENA PNRS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON YOUR QUEUE 86- CATEGORY
0. PLEASE CONTACT SABENA WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.


08/11/01:

**VASP BRAZILIAN AIRLINES - DISCONTINUES DISRIBUTION**

VASP BRAZILIAN AIRLINES /VP/ HAS ELECTED TO DISCONTINUE
RESERVATIONS- SALES- AND DISTRIBUTION THROUGH WORLDSPAN
TRAVEL AGENCIES AND WORLDSPAN POWERED INTERNET SITES
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 2001. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
VASP SALES OR RESERVATION OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
ALL VASP PNRS WILL BE PLACED ON YOUR Q86 CATEGORY 0 NO LATER
THAN NOVEMBER 7 AT 1700 ET.

 **Subject: Sabena News**
Here is official notification in the UK financial press of the current
state of SN.
http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3TPNHUPTC&live=true&useoverridetemplate=ZZZ99ZVV70C&tagid=FTDO9DHMZJC
You can find by looking at http://ft.com    
You probably have similar info on similar sites in your own countries.
Please continue to advise agents to contact SN (if they are there) for
more information.
Stephen Dean
Manager - WORLDSPAN London Helpdesk

 

**Subject: MTAM and TW**
Dear All,
Useful (brown) information:
Please note the error response for impacted PNRs from last weekend's TWA
and American Airlines schedule change displayed in My Trip and More has been amended to say:
 My Trip & More has recognized a flight schedule change.  Unable to
display your itinerary, please contact your Worldspan Travel Agent.   An abbreviated itinerary will

display showing airline, flight number, departure and destination airport.
For PNRs with segments December 2 and beyond agencies should change the
TK status to HK in order for the PNRS to be displayed in My Trip and More.

Stephen Dean
Manager - WORLDSPAN London Helpdesk


07/11/2001

** TWA GETAWAY CREDIT CARD CONVERSION **


EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 7 - TWA GETAWAY CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS
WILL BE CONVERTED TO THE AMERICAN AIRLINES CREDIT CARD
PROGRAM. FOR ACCOUNTS NOT CONVERTED YOU WILL BE PROMPTED
TO CALL THE AA CARDHOLDER SERVICES TOLL FREE NUMBER. PLEASE
SEE G/AIR/TW0/P73 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 


06/11/2001

** PAN AM /PN/ - NEW PARTICIPATING AIRLINE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS /PN/ A NEW
PARTICIPATING AIRLINE. PAN AM OFFERS SCHEDULED SERVICE FROM
THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST TO SANFORD- FLORIDA.  SEE
 >INFO ENH AIR(


05/11/2001

 ** ECONOCAR ** - CAR ASSOCIATE **


WORLDSPAN WELCOMES ECONOCAR /CODE EN/ AS A NEW CAR
ASSOCIATE. PLEASE SEE  >INFO ENH CAR(               
 


** YQ/YR TAXES -  CARRIERS EXEMPT CHARGES **


YQ/YR CHARGES WILL NO LONGER BE COLLECTED FOR ITINERARIES
WHERE AA/DL/NW/TW/UA/US ARE THE PRICING RULES VALIDATING
CARRIERS. SEE  >GTAX YQ( OR  >GTAX YR( .

 

 

** MY TRIP AND MORE - UPDATE **


NEW RESERVATIONS WILL RECEIVE A PUSHED EMAIL AFTER 1800 ET
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY TO ENSURE ACCESS TO THE PRODUCT.
YOU MAY ACCESS YOUR TRIPS THROUGH
WWW.MYTRIPANDMORE.COM
BY CLICKING ON MY TRIPS AND LOGGING IN WITH YOUR EMAIL AND
PASSWORD.


01/11/2001

** INFO TIPS - CREDIT CARD ACCEPTANCE **
INFO TIPS HAVE BEEN UPDATED WITH INFORMATION REGARDING
AIRLINE*S CREDIT CARD ACCEPTANCE POLICY.  SEE >INFO TIPS(
FOR DETAILS.                            

   INFO TIPS                       01NOV01
               CREDIT CARD ACCEPTANCE
 
PAYMENT FOR AIRLINE TICKETS VIA CREDIT CARD VARIES FROM
AIRLINE TO AIRLINE.  PLEASE VERIFY ACCEPTABLE CREDIT CARDS
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ISSUE TICKETS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU ARE
NOT FAMILIAR WITH THAT AIRLINES CREDIT CARD POLICY.
 
CHECK THE GRS PAGES OF THE VALIDATING CARRIER FOR
INFORMATION ABOUT CREDIT ACCEPTANCE OR PAYMENT.
 
 >INFO AP(  LIST OF CARRIER*S GRS PAGES
 
IF THE INFORMATION NEEDED IS NOT FOUND ON THE CARRIER*S
GRS PAGES, TRY THEIR WEB PAGE OR CONTACT THE CARRIER)>         

USING AN INVALID CREDIT CARD RESULTS IN A DEBIT MEMO
FROM THE AIRLINE/CARRIER.


01/11/2001

** SCHEDULE CHANGES FROM TWA TO AMERICAN **

EFFECTIVE NOV 3 2001- SCHEDULE CHANGES BY AMERICAN AIRLINES AND TWA WILL CONVERT ALL TWA FLIGHT INVENTORY TO AMERICAN INVENTORY FOR TRAVEL DEC 2 AND BEYOND. THE PNRS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR QUEUE 7. PLEASE CONTACT AMERICAN

AIRLINES WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

* JET BLUE AIRWAYS /B6/ DISCONTINUES DISTRIBUTION *

JET BLUE AIRWAYS /B6/ HAS ELECTED TO DISCONTINUE

DISTRIBUTION THROUGH WORLDSPAN EFFECTIVE NOV 1- 2001. PLEASE CONTACT JET BLUE AIRWAYS WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. WORLDSPAN SUBSCRIBERS WILL STILL BE ABLE TO VIEW JET BLUE SCHEDULES AND FARES.

 


30/10/2001

** AZTECA AIRLINES - DIRECT RESPONSE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES AZTECA AIRLINES /CODE ZE/ AS A NEW DIRECT
RESPONSE PARTICIPANT.

 

** YQ/YR INSURANCE SURCHARGE - AIRLINE EXEMPTION **
SEVERAL AIRLINES HAVE CHOSEN TO EXEMPT THE SURCHARGE IF THEY
ARE THE VALIDATING CARRIER. AMERICAN/DELTA/NORTHWEST/TWA/
US AIR/ AND UNITED ARE ALREADY EXEMPTING THE YR/YQ TAX. FOR

A COMPLETE LIST OF CARRIERS AND RATE AMOUNTS THAT ARE
CHARGED THE SURCHARGE- SEE >GTAX YQ.

 

** ERA AVIATION - DIRECT RESPONSE **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES ERA AVIATION /CODE 7H/ AS A NEW DIRECT
RESPONSE PARTICIPANT.


29/10/2001

** ERA AVIATION - NEW PARTICIPATING AIRLINE **

WORLDSPAN WELCOMES ERA AVIATION /7H/ AS A NEW PARTICIPATING AIRLINE. ERA AVIATION OFFERS SCHEDULED SERVICE BETWEEN KONGIGANAK AND KWIGILLINGOK IN ALASKA.


29/10/2001

British Airways has been scheduled on their system on Sunday, 4 Nov. at 0030 GMT for 3 hours. So any sales made via CRS during this outage, will not have the BA record locater returned.


26/10/2001

**ALITALIA DIRECT ACCESS **
ALITALIA DIRECT ACCESS IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. WE WILL
ADVISE THROUGH THIS PAGE WHEN IT HAS BEEN RESTORED.

             
 


26/10/2001

** NEW AUTOMATED REISSUE PARTICIPATING CARRIER **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES MIDWEST EXPRESS TO AUTOMATED REISSUE.
OTHER AUTOMATED REISSUE PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE DELTA AIR
LINES- NORTHWEST AIRLINES- TRANS WORLD AIRLINES AND UNITED
AIRLINES. SEE >INFO REISSUE( FOR DETAILS.


 26/10/2001

 ** INDIAN AIRLINES - DIRECT ACCESS/DIRECT SELL **
WORLDSPAN WELCOMES INDIAN AIRLINES /IC/ AS A NEW DIRECT
ACCESS AND DIRECT SELL PARTICIPANT. SEE >HELP IC0( FOR
FUNCTIONALITY AND  >INFO ENH AIR(  FOR MORE INFORMATION.


15/05/2001

SKY IS THE LIMIT:

Great News!  We are announcing today that Worldspan is now the second largest Global Distribution System in the U.S.!  Our market share for the 12 months ending March 31, was up 0.22 percent from last month to 23.62 percent, while Galileo's fell 0.67 percent, putting them in third place, followed by Amadeus in fourth.
 Not only are we the second largest GDS in the U.S., but also we remain the number one provider of e-bookings in the world, beating Sabre by millions of bookings.  Travel-related web sites are one of the few online enterprises actually making a profit, and when it comes to exploring and exploiting travel booking opportunities, Worldspan is the dominant player.

 Globally, the aggressive campaign to broaden our family of travel agency customers is gaining momentum. These important customers know we can help them use technology to its best advantage and avoid being left behind.
 Our continued success in our e-Commerce and Travel Distribution business units is a great asset to our Travel Supplier business unit.  With our elevated stature in this industry, how can a provider afford not to be a
 part of our expanding cadre of travel suppliers?
 Innovation is our greatest advantage. While our competitors retrench, Worldspan keeps moving forward with exciting new technology, more focused customer service, creative partnerships designed to help our customers
 thrive in a fast-changing industry, and the best, most dedicated team of professionals in the business.
 We outshine our competitors and continue to grow in this phenomenally promising marketplace because of your intelligence, perseverance, and dedication, coupled with a company culture that constantly asks, "What
if?"

 It's that driving spirit of invention and creativity that lets me confidently say the sky is the limit when it comes to Worldspan's future.
 To help celebrate our sweet success, tasty treats will be offered in all Worldspan locations later this afternoon.  Enjoy!

 Paul Blackney