SOURCE: LodgeX Airline Solutions

LodgeX Airline Solutions

May 21, 2010 12:05 ET

LodgeX™ Airline Solutions Helps Atlantic Southeast Airlines Crews Avoid Lodging Turbulence With New Sabre® CrewTrac Interface

The First Third-Party Lodging Administrator to Offer the Ultimate Two-Way Crew Scheduling Interface

MINNETONKA, MN--(Marketwire - May 21, 2010) -  LodgeX Airline Solutions (www.LodgeX.com) ushers in a new era of convenience and savings for its client Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) by providing seamless and automated crew scheduling and updates via the industry's first instantaneous, two-way lodging interface with Sabre CrewTrac.

Now, when ASA schedules their crews in Sabre CrewTrac, LodgeX automatically reserves their lodging and sends a confirmation. No further communication is necessary from the airline. As schedules change, crew members receive accurate, real-time hotel information, reducing the uncertainty of travel accommodations.

For ASA, the savings in time and costs are substantial. According to David Blodgett, Manager, Crew Scheduling, "The new interface is a strong tool for our crew schedulers that greatly reduces time-consuming duties related to lodging. It's a more efficient system because the same action that modifies our crew schedules automatically sends a message directly to LodgeX for our lodging needs."

Troy Salwei, Vice President of Airline Operations at LodgeX Airline Solutions, said, "This is just one way LodgeX is making big strides with new technology platforms. We're excited to be the first third-party lodging administrator to offer the tremendous capabilities of the Sabre CrewTrac interface. In the coming months you'll see a complete redevelopment of our existing software package, with far-reaching benefits for our clients."

About LodgeX Airline Solutions:

LodgeX Airline Solutions (www.LodgeX.com) is a leading outsourced lodging service specifically tailored to the needs of airlines. LodgeX is a service provided by the LJK Companies, Inc. (www.ljkco.com), a leader in the travel management industry with clients and services targeted to railroads, transportation companies, retail merchandisers, corporate travel, sports teams and the military. LodgeX books millions of hotel rooms each year for clients.

To learn more about LodgeX Airline Solutions software and services, please visit them at the Regional Airline Association (RAA) Annual Convention, May 24 - 27 in Milwaukee, WI at Booth 1416 or at www.LodgeX.com.

About Sabre Airline Solutions®:

The world's leading provider of integrated solutions and services for airlines and airports, Sabre Airline Solutions® helps companies generate more revenue by optimizing performance in 14 key areas of airline operations. More than 300 leading carriers at over 100 airports use Sabre Airline Solutions to better market their schedules, sell their products, serve their customers and operate efficiently. Sabre Airline Solutions was founded in 1960. For more information, please visit www.sabreairlinesolutions.com.

About Atlantic Southeast Airlines:

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., operates more than 800 daily flights using its all-jet fleet to 104 airports in 28 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Bahamas and Canada. Under the SkyWest, Inc. umbrella, ASA and SkyWest Airlines form the world's largest regional airline alliance. Founded in 1979, ASA operated solely as a Delta Connection carrier since 1984, until adding United Express operations on Feb. 11, 2010. The airline operates a fleet of 160 aircraft and employs more than 3,500 aviation professionals across its route system. For more information, visit www.flyasa.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Troy J. Salwei
    LJK Companies, Inc.
    LodgeX Airline Solutions
    952-767-6355