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Sharing my NDC Thoughts

Following my latest thoughts on NDC and OneOrder. I’m very supportive of IATA’s work to establish a standard. But I do have some reservations on how it is done and the impact of what the industry wants to achieve now and in the future. I’ve been following NDC and OneOrder for the last 4 years …

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Simplify the Systems

No, I am not a NDC expert and I am not a NDC consultant. But I have been following the evolvement of NDC over the last couple of months and spent hours reading documentation and news about NDC. In fact, anyone who is interested in NDC and wants to learn more about it will find …

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What if Amadeus buys IATA

Some of you have learned from my previous posts that I tend to be very direct and open and like to challenge the status quo. So here’s my next challenge to the readership: Amadeus made some headlines recently due to the acquisition of other players – most notably Navitaire. But what if Amadeus buys IATA? …

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Alea Iacta Est

Yesterday it popped into my mind – out of a sudden – after mimicking George Clooney drinking a cup of Nespresso coffee. I’m going to build a new passenger services management system. First thing you noticed by now that my preferred drug is coffee and that I do not call the system a passenger reservation …

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Recipe for Failure

I don’t know how it is with you guys, but when my wife asks me to go shopping for her, I usually end up buying all sorts of things, but not what she actually asked for. Ok, sometimes I do get a list of everything I have to buy, but even then do I think …

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The Raise of the Order

Space, the final Frontier, we write the year 1988 as the by Captain William T. Riker commanded Federation Starship Titan …. Well, time is running. 27 years ago some of us got beamed up by Scotty to the new Fokker building in Amsterdam. We were on a secret mission called ‘Galileo’ and our assignment was to …

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OOPS – I did it again

As an engineer I’m not used to write public posts often, but I thought I want to share my views with the readership this time. Anyhow, during the last two years I made approximate 100 flight bookings using one of the big passenger reservation systems. Whenever I made a booking the system stored my passenger …

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