07 May 2007

Irony of names - Air Canada's new system

According to recent press reports Air Canada's replacement for Res III (By the way Res III was short for Reservac 3) will be dubbed Polaris. Well that got me thinking. Way back when... I worked for a certain reservations systems company in Kansas City, Northwest pulled their system away from its own environment from nearby friendly supplier Unisys Corp (in this case the Old Univac company) and into what was then called PARS. In doing so the old system that died was called - Polaris.

Lets hope that it lasts a little longer for Air Canada. Incidently Northwest retained the name for its Cargo system. Today it is called Polaris. But for how much longer we wonder!



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