on travel technology …and everything else
So everyone who uses MySabre has probably heard of Sabre Red by now. Many have already migrated to it. But why is there so much fuss about it now? This is more or less the app I developed 5 years ago (which was never appreciated by Sabre then).
Sabre called up a while back and mentioned that a huge switch-over to Sabre Red was going to take place. Since then most travel agents I know who use Sabre have been asking about this and worried about learning a new tool. Chill people, Sabre has just put on a new Red Dress.
You still have to login twice (thrice if you left the VPN running). And there is no avoiding the blue terminal screen.
There is hope however. Supposedly Sabre is working on a new graphical screen which will replace the terminal. I’d really like to see it in action …sometime soon.
And for those of you who contacted me about my last Sabre post on MySabre GX, guess what, Sabre Red is MySabre-GX. Looks like they forgot to take off the GX title from one of the screens.
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October 16th, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Sabre has a point and click program, called Turbo Sabre, but most agents just don’t want to get away from the terminal.
They won’t even use the point and click in MySabre!
October 16th, 2010 at 5:48 pm
I’ve not used Turbo much but it seems to be workflow specific and Sabre themselves don’t recommend using it. Seems they will sunset it soon.
October 25th, 2010 at 4:03 pm
I was trying to get Sabre Red up and running wih Darwine + X11. Have you had some experience? I’ve succesfully installed Sabre Red, but can’t launch it.
Wine Log says:
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Have you had some experience or would you mind trying to make it work, if its possible.
October 25th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Forgot to mention that I’m trying to get a functional Sabre Red running on Mac OS X…
January 6th, 2011 at 6:47 am
*I posted this on another thread too, but figured it’s worth the try in case someone sees it here and doesn’t go to the other thread. sorry in advance for anyone reading it twice.*
Hi – My Sabre will no longer work on my mac in a few days. So I am off to install xp on my mac. Has anyone done this? And if so, how much hd space did you allocate for Windows to run Sabre Red? I have VMWare installed on another mac but am worried it won’t be stable enough to run Sabre Red and really need to use bootcamp or similar to partition drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
January 6th, 2011 at 4:55 pm
I’d recommend configuring the xp with 10gb space at least. The vmware disk file might end up being only 2gb if you are only running sabre red.
March 30th, 2011 at 12:06 am
thinking of getting mac book, I am a travel agent, not too sure if I will be able to run sabre red without glitches, can you reassure me on this ?
Really cant stand my Dell laptop anymore, gotta scrap it
March 30th, 2011 at 12:07 am
forgot to add, thank you Mario for your website, very usefull info here, I like it
March 31st, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Charles, get any Windows computer.
To run Sabre Red in a Mac you have to use some kind of emulator, and those are not reliable.
Also you would have to buy a copy of Windows to use with the emulator.
Get the Mac for you, if you like, and the cheapest laptop/desktop you can get for Sabre
March 31st, 2011 at 6:15 pm
We have used sabre on the mac a few times (but it is the laptop we use on weekends, during snow storms, etc. when we can’t get into office). We did partition the drive using bootcamp and had to install a copy of windows for sabre to run. We haven’t used it enough to say everything runs smoothly and no problems, but so far so good!
April 5th, 2011 at 8:39 am
Sabre is not gettin installed in windows 7 domain user profile plz help
April 23rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm
thinking of getting Ipad 2 can one assume it will run?
or plan on havaeing to install a copy of windows for sabre??
Out of my league now!
July 26th, 2011 at 6:50 am
Your blog is showing more interest and enthusiasm. Thank you.
November 29th, 2011 at 9:27 pm
Hi, I have mac book air running windows 7. Tried to install Sabre Red. It installed successfully, even Sabre VPN also get connected. But problem is when blue screen comes. I can not type anything on blue screen, just keyboard does not work at all. People from sabre also tried but They could not bring any solution yet. Just wondering if anyone have any idea to solve this problem. thanks
July 17th, 2012 at 9:21 am
sabre red is not getting installed in window 7.Plz help