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Old Jun 6, 05, 12:05 am
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Star Alliance aims to shake up distribution

http://www.bangkokpost.com/Business/06Jun2005_biz20.php

Nagoya, Japan _ In an attempt to minimise costs at a time of surging fuel prices, the Star Alliance is shaking up the travel distribution business by encouraging the use of Web-based systems that could slash ticketing costs to US$3 per ticket from about $13 at present.
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Old Jun 6, 05, 11:11 am
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Darn shame some of their members, especially United, have absolute crap online web presences, especially when it comes to reservations and reservation support (seat changes, etc.).
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Old Jun 6, 05, 12:27 pm
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While I agree that providing more services online is a cheaper way to go, as SEA_Tigger has noted until airlines improve their online systems these kind of initiatives are garbage. How about developing functional and quality websites first and then forcing people to use them.
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