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22 July 2015

MongoDB World 2015: Keeping Pace in a Data and Digital Boom

A couple of weeks ago we attended the ‘MongoDB World 2015’ conference in New York. Our goal was to learn more about the latest version of MongoDB and see how it is being used by other companies, as a NoSQL alternative to relational database systems.

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14 July 2015

A challenging landscape for LCCs in China

West Air and China United Airlines officially announced on 29th March 2015 their transformation into low cost carriers (LCC). This results in a total of six LCCs in China, since direction was given by CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) in December 2013 to encourage the growth of LCCs in the country. These include Spring Airlines, China United Airlines, West Air, Juneyao Airlines, Lucky...

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24 November 2014

Travel suppliers as buyers

I often field questions and comments from friends and family about my job and what it’s like working for a global company engaged in helping airlines and travel providers alike. And as Head of Airline Retail for Datalex, I do have incredible opportunities to travel, as well as to experience first-hand what our software can do, live and in person. Having flown over 35 airlines (it took me awhile...

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28 October 2014

No Waitlists Permitted

When you think of Generation Y (or the millennials), the image painted in your mind is likely to be a twenty-something, who in a matter of seconds has shared with 600 people they’re going to be in the same room as you, before you even walked in the door.  In fact, not only have they notified their outrageously large contact pool, they have also provided a picture of themselves in a chair, right...

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14 October 2014

NDC: The paradigm must succeed, and why

NDC: the new distribution capability. The oft discussed and rarely understood new trend in airline distribution promises to present significant changes to how airlines address direct distribution. Much has been made of the issues of privacy, disintermediation, cartels, agendas, etc. After all, the airline distribution discussion has been a circular affair, with great leaps in distribution...

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