Next Friday, Etihad Airways is going offline.

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    http://www.thenational.ae/thenation...ation/etihad-airways-ready-for-the-big-switch

    Its passengers will continue to be checked in, its flights will take off and land, its guests will still move safely and in comfort across the globe. But for about 24 hours, the airline's presence in cyberspace will blink out.
    Internally they are calling it The Big Switch, and it is the culmination of one of the biggest ever technology upgrades in the region, and the biggest in Etihad's 10 years in business.
    In a 10-year deal worth more than US$1 billion (Dh3.67bn), the airline is switching from its existing Amadeus passenger services system to a new IT platform provided by Sabre.
    Read More: http://www.thenational.ae/thenation...ation/etihad-airways-ready-for-the-big-switch
     
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    Etihad airways completes passenger services system transfer


    http://gulfnews.com/business/aviati...-passenger-services-system-transfer-1.1151297

    Etihad Airways’ Big Switch’ to its new Sabre Airline Solutions SabreSonic’ Customer Sales and Service (CSS) system has been completed with minimal operational disruption across the airline’s global flight network during the cutover period. 
The Big Switch started at 11pm (UAE time) last Friday and the main cutover was completed for start of business (UAE time) on Sunday, with the SabreSonic CSS fully implemented and all sales channels, web and check-in systems back online by mid-afternoon.
     

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