Skymiles Change Rumor?

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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:25 am
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How many of these threads to we need??

In addition to the thread mentioned above in post #8...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...pt-2012-a.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ext-steps.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-mqm-year.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...doing-now.html
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by DLroads View Post
Hi, I am working on a brand new ERP system, and simple 'digging' finds a lot of 1960's cobol code in, and I am even talking pre ANSI code.
(PS- no, not old, but as a child I did have the opprotunity of playing with a spectrum a neighbor owned. Oh, the noise...
Hmm, 30 or 40 yr old stable old cobol code (granted probally more expensive to maintain in terms of getting people that know how to work with, or time to make updates) vs. ultra modren new code that can be cranked out in an afternoon using and advance language/environment and then takes weeks, months or years to debug ...
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:30 am
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where the problems are

Originally Posted by motytrah View Post
Does Deltamatic/Deltatragic just mean the interface or does it include the big iron backend system as well?

I suspect any update will just be the interface to the end user, so I wouldn't expect post booking oddities to clear up, nor the website to any better.
This is an excellent question and point. I have developed software in the airline industry and when I see the term Deltamatic I think of the old back-end system that has a green-screen interface.

Users may use the term differently.

I have never worked on any Delta software. I have however worked on reservations software for other airlines as recently as 2009, and my impression is that the original reservation systems, many descended from 1960s-vingate origins, are still the main workhorse. More and more often new user interfaces are thrown on top of them (i.e. Web or PC applications).

My impression though is that the vast majority of the time when there is a problem it is not in the back-end system, it is in the newer user interface layers.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by DeltaFan4Now View Post
They're replacing their Sinclair ZX81 with a TRS-80.
*Hahahahaa!!!*

Really, they've been promising the replacement of deltamatic since the merger - it's been steadily pushed back for ages. Again, no word in Res (and by that point it won't even affect me anymore *sigh*) but I wouldn't hold my breath...
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by rwoman View Post
How many of these threads to we need??
There are so many threads on this topic, I think we need a spindle to hold them together! (ok, that was off topic but I couldn't resist).

What do you expect when there are so many rumors about the potential curve balls and monkey wrenches that Delta could throw into such a huge loyalty program? If any of those rumors come true, it will be truly disgusting.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by Winkdaddy View Post
OH MY GOD. Please tell me that hardware doesnt still exist! That is awesome!
It was moved off of mainframes to Unix boxes about a decade ago (or at least parts of it were moved, according to an old ComputerWorld article I found). And I'm sure at the time they migrated that it was not running on the same mainframe system as shown in this picture. Mainframes have fairly long lifetimes, but not that long. Here's an old booklet about it on Amazon. It can be yours for only $175.

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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by DeltaFan4Now View Post
They're replacing their Sinclair ZX81 with a TRS-80.
I still have my TRS-80 in it's original box somewhere. Still have the formats book too with the looooong formats to make the screen change colors. For a kid growing up in the 80s, Radio Shack was the bomb!!!
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:55 am
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I know somebody that knows someone who had a friend that flew on DL recently and he heard............
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Old Jul 19, 12, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by DaChief View Post
I know somebody that knows someone who had a friend that flew on DL recently and he heard............
. . . . . . and he probably heard it from someone who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express a couple of weeks ago!
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Old Jul 19, 12, 9:17 am
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i think a much better thread is "what is THomas Hudson up to??" we certainly do not need the one that says 'what is Thomas Hudson drinking?"

sure beats the same o same of threads. nuff said
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Old Jul 19, 12, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by DeltaFan4Now View Post
They're replacing their Sinclair ZX81 with a TRS-80.
Nope. You are off by a few decades.

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Old Jul 19, 12, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by Winkdaddy View Post
Is Deltamatic a real word, or is it a fond reference to Delta IT like delta.dumb is to delta.com?
DeltaMatic is a dead end version (1965-1970s, not really updated since in any real way) before PARS (what NWA / nwa.com was using) was ever conceived.
Ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Air...ontrol_Program
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Old Jul 19, 12, 10:37 am
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As many as it takes, I think.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by Winkdaddy View Post
As soon as there is a shred of credible evidence that it is coming, we are going to see mass award redemptions of customers using their miles for fear of them becoming devalued in a big way.
Isn't that already happening? I mean SM devaluation is a sure thing. It's just a question of when and how much/how bad. And now everything points to pretty soon, and rather drastic (few fold over) devaluation. Never been a better time to empty out one's SM account and stop booking any revenue tickets on DL going forward.
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Old Jul 19, 12, 11:25 am
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Wowzers, a revival of this massive thread. Let's see if we can push it to 200 pages before an announcement is made.
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