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Virgin Australia passengers on edge as airline switches reservations system

Excerpt from Australian Business Traveler

Jan 11, 2013 12:30 am

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These reservations system changes are always fun.

— Dennis Schaal

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It’ll be all hands on deck at Virgin Australia this weekend as the airline switches over to a new check-in and booking system from Sabre.

This means some disruption for travellers due to fly on Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13, although Virgin Australia expects all flights will operate as scheduled.

Sabre will replace both the Navitaire package used for domestic flights since the airline launched as Virgin Blue in 2000, and the Amadeus platform which runs Virgin’s international flights.

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