Airlines vs. GDS vs. Online Travel Agencies


Have you ever wondered:

  • why some airlines can be found on online travel sites, while others can’t?
  • why some airlines provide their cheapest fares only on their own websites?
  • why all airlines are marketing their own website on every occasion they can?
  • why airlines mention GDS costs among their biggest expenditures?

Check out this video from by Farelogix, that is a great summary of the current battle between airlines, online travel agencies and GDSs.

by balint01

1 Response to “Airlines vs. GDS vs. Online Travel Agencies”


  1. 1 sumit kher March 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Hi, just completed my B.E. and now I am interested in going for GDS online training and that too in airlines. So, basically I am confused about certain things as which I came across that there are cetain different GDS like amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and some others. I found out that above are the one in demand and so just came across this online training http://www.wiziq.com/course/1610-amadeus-airlines-reservations-and-pnr-management-course-1 and was wondering as this online training will help me to prepare of I have to go for any other Manual training. Kindly provide some light on this too! would really be thankful for your comments.


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