Ooops, yes there isacampbel said:There is no such phrase in the English language
As I am having trouble understanding what “particular” part of Qantas is advising you have “Passive Retension”... if you are using Windows*, can you please -sefure said:I don't even know why...
d15.in.oz said:Thanks, and apologies in advance if this is too blunt, as I don’t know your level of computer literacy.
OT I know but d15, I have often wondered why so many of your posts end up in, (or include in the body of the text) such small font sizes.d15.in.oz said:Ooops, yes there is
Although, I thought, from postings on AFF - QF used the term CIP (Commercially Important Person)... as to acknowledge someone as a "Passive Retentive", before they fly, would seem anachronistic!
Perhaps, if you're not a rock/movie star, pollie or person of commercial influence, your name is similar to someone who is?
Any large business worth its salt, would be focussed on their competitors' Passive Retention failures!
Passive Retentive, is a risk management term. (In business, at least.)
I use it to whisper, or direct a thought.dragonman said:OT I know but d15, I have often wondered why so many of your posts end up in, (or include in the body of the text) such small font sizes.
(Of course any successful relationship is based on communication & understanding… That is why “Sales Promotion” exists as a marketing channel, as it allows oneONone interaction, which can be adapted and tailored to each customer. So why should a business not move that understanding into their automated/online relationships?)Travelling evokes many feelings. How do you feel now:
d15.in.oz said:I use it whisper, or direct a thought.
Perhaps it is a post-modern writing style, evolving from Marshal McLuhan’s claim – “the medium is the message”. It’s also industrial – in an advertising industry sense. Perhaps I LOVE “pop art” ala Robert Indiana. At a base level, I like the balance it brings visually.
(Maybe commercially distributed printing for the last few centuries, has constrained the European use of font styles and sizings - for logistical reasons. However, for millennia, Asians have seen the great physical beauty in writing their languages, why shouldn’t we with ours? Today’s technology allows us to move beyond - just a fancy first character at the start of a chapter.)
dragonman said:Gee to hear you whisper I need glasses. Strange world this post-modern one!
sefure said:I've seen the words 'Passive Retension' printed twice before on my flight bookings. Once on a domestic melb-syd qantas ticket and again recently on my international booking on a star alliance itinery. Does anyone know what this means?
GDSman said:After all the delightful exposition above I almost bore myself to bring this back on thread and answer the question.......
An 'active booking' is one where a booking really exists - so a 'passive' one is a dummy booking put in by an agent - could be done for a number of reasons.
PNRs purge out of the GDS a set number of days after the last segment has been flown, but in order to retain them longer in the system (typically for corporate reporting purposes) a passive retension segment is entered by the travel consultant.....