for the classes of Prof. Richardson
and more Web sites offer new technology promising the lowest air fares"
is the title of a story in The Globe and Mail by Paul Grimes in November 2000
Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), an on-line agency created by United, Delta, Continental, Northwest and American Airlines. It's scheduled for launch early next year 
Travelocity's Best Fare Finder www.travelocity.com
The discounter OneTravel.com www.onetravel.com
Travelbyus www.travelbyus.com), a travel conglomerate with more than 2,000 agency members.
"FareChase (http://www.farechase.com): This New York-based site, in the test stage at this writing,[Nov 2000] promises the best in comparison shopping." says Grimes
AirlineGuides (http://www.airlineguides.com): based in New York, surveys other sites for the best fares.
Savvio www.savvio.com: Deep discounts...visitors to the site can watch fares fall says Grimes
This long-time offering of the on-line agency Trip.com (http://www.trip.com)
pioneered in scanning other sites for lowest fares. At this writing, it
has access to fares of nine airlines. However, Continental, Northwest,
America West, Southwest were missing"
author of this helpful article, from which the above quotes were sourced, is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based in Mississauga, Ont., this site promises lowest air fares worldwide,
priced in Canadian dollars
read the entire article online
One of the biggest issues
about booking travel online is people's concern about the security of using
a credit card. The writer of the CNN article, Marla Edwards, says
Are there precautions taken?
"Online travel agencies such as Travelocity, Preview Travel, Microsoft Expedia and Internet Travel Network (which powers CNN Interactive's Reservation Desk), typically switch their customers' Internet browsers to secure mode when credit card numbers are entered. Most popular browsers, including Netscape and Microsoft Explorer, use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. That technology takes the credit card numbers and encrypts them, making them unreadable to humans and most computers. The browser then sends the information across the Internet. The online travel agency's server receives it and has the ability to decode the data. Encryption allows the transmission of sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, without much risk that someone will access it."
Cost Savings Considerations
"If you know how to research the Web and use the Web, there are definitely opportunities to decrease your costs." The reason why there are lower prices available online is simple: "Basically, the Web presents travel vendors with an opportunity to sell their product at a lower cost. If they can sell it at a lower cost, they can also pass on those savings to the consumer,"
"... last-minute airfare
bargains will continue because it's less expensive for airlines to put
their flights on the Internet or send e-mail to interested travelers than
to buy television or radio time to advertise ... Airlines need to sell
|.||When you think
of the "Internet and its Impact on Society", one of the biggest impacts
is the empowerment it has given to people to have their own spot in cyberspace
to sell a product, spout off about a cause, gather support for an issues,
teach some subject etc.
Therefore more and more everyday people are wanting to have their own personal website, including their own domain, for a wide variety of reasons, sooooooooooo, we will explain, and discuss how to get a domain name and your own website.
This article by McArthur
mentions the website HotelShark
Go to www.hotelshark.com
and have a look.
|Travel||All the major newspapers have travel sections and experienced travel writers creating many articles on different destinations and packages. Most major newspapers have search sections where you can find past travel stories and this can be a helpful source for people looking to plan a trip.|
|Travel||Many major hardware and
software vendors have sections on their websites about "how to do"...
The reason being that in the process of doing ..., you may use more of their product..
One of the good points made by this site is "Beyond the information provided by the travel guides, the Internet provides access to many other resources such as newspapers, local tourism boards, and embassies and consulate sites."
"One of the more promising trends for airliners is the switch from travel agent bookings to electronic or internet bookings. This could have a profound effect on the industry cost structure. AMR runs the Sabre Groups Travelocity electronic booking service. Many other competitors have followed suit to form alliances and implement new ticketing systems. Users of Internet bookings are typically well-educated, affluent, computer literate, and intend to maximize convenience and savings. Airlines must compete on price to attract these travellers and there is very little brand loyalty to a particular airline for such a segment."
"on-line travel is the most frequently used e-commerce medium on the Internet. "
|The "Impact of the Internet"
on Air Travel
Air Canada introduced its
self-service check-in kiosks in 1999.
British Airways has introduced Internet check-in for Canadian members of its Executive Club program. In addition to choosing seats online, passengers can change pre-selected seats. Upon arrival at the airport, they go to the airline's eService desk to pick up their boarding pass. Airport arrival time is cut to 30 minutes for passengers with carry-on luggage and 45 minutes for those with baggage to be checked.
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|One of the things that the
Internet can be helpful for is information related to airports - such as
where to park, picking up incoming travellers, flight arrival times, etc.