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Old Oct 1, 11, 8:13 pm
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New York
Programs: AA Concierge Key, Marriott Titanium Elite, National Executive Elite
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Monkeys in a room next to the PhDs... LMAO! I will make sure to stop by the PhDs and ask them to see the room of monkeys! I am sure they will get a kick out of this, or get highly insulted...

So the PhDs come up with the science behind the models that make decisions on flight inventory closings, but many times the analysts in Revenue Management will override the decisions made by the models. It's usually done for situations that the models cannot accurately predict.

As for inventories opening up as the day of departure comes, it is true that inventories can open up over time. It depends on how well the flight is booking. A flight that is booking poorly will have lower inventories opened over time based on how the yield manager has set it to open.

Im glad to answer any questions I can on the topic, let me know.
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