Travelocity was created in 1995 through a joint venture between Worldview Systems Corporation and Sabre Holdings. The founding team at Worldview conceived of the idea in 1994 as an extension to their online travel database offering which had been distributed through Sabre, Bloomberg, AOL and many others. The founding team at Worldview joined with distribution partner Sabre in a 50-50 JV that resulted in the development and launch of Travelocity in 1995-1996. The founding members of the Travelocity team, responsible for the conception, development and launch at Worldview were: Steve Baloff (Founder, CEO), Sam Haugh (VP Operations), BD Goel (VP Engineering), Neil Checkoway (VP Marketing), Steve Bengston (VP Business Development), Helen Zia (Editor-in-Chief) and Katherine Chesbrough(CFO). Later in 1996, Worldview's investors (Advanced Publication and Ameritech) sold their stake in Travelocity to a subsidiary of Sabre Holdings and was run by long-time Sabre information technology executive Terry Jones. As one of the pioneers of web-based disintermediation, Travelocity.com was the first website that allowed consumers the ability to reserve, book, and purchase tickets without the help of a travel agent or broker. In addition to airfares, the site also permits consumers to book hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and packaged vacations.
Flight Houston - Fort Lauderdale (HOU - FLL) $85+ Flight Houston - Fort Lauderdale (IAH - FLL) $85+ Flight Atlantic City - Fort Lauderdale (ACY - FLL) $94+ Flight Atlanta - Fort Lauderdale (ATL - FLL) $105+ Flight Cleveland - Fort Lauderdale (CLE - FLL) $110+ Flight Newark - Fort Lauderdale (EWR - FLL) $110+ Flight Philadelphia - Fort Lauderdale (PHL - FLL) $111+
Flight Atlanta - Orlando (ATL - MCO) $55+ Flight Houston - Orlando (HOU - MCO) $55+ Flight Houston - Orlando (IAH - MCO) $55+ Flight Detroit - Orlando (DTW - MCO) $63+ Flight Washington - Orlando (BWI - MCO) $79+ Flight Philadelphia - Orlando (PHL - MCO) $83+ Flight Hartford - Orlando (BDL - MCO) $95+ Flight Chicago - Orlando (ORD - MCO) $96+ Flight Washington - Orlando (DCA - MCO) $97+
In March 2002, Travelocity acquired last minute travel specialist Site59.com. The CEO and founder of Site59, Michelle Peluso, joined Travelocity with the acquisition as senior vice president, product strategy and distribution. Peluso became Travelocity's COO in April 2003 and was then named president and chief executive officer of Travelocity in December 2003. Many members of Peluso's former management team at Site59 were appointed to senior management positions at Travelocity including Jeffrey Glueck (Chief Marketing Officer), Tracey Weber (President, North America), Josh Hartmann (Chief Technology Officer) and Jonathan Perkel (Senior Vice President and General Counsel).
Booking through Travelocity made my trip unbelievably easy. Everything was in one place on my phone. I booked my plane, hotels and transportation through Travelocity. It showed up on my phone in the order that it was scheduled. Everything was in one place. I arranged for long term parking separately. I could access it through my email but it was difficult in the midst of traveling to find it. Next time I will do everything through Travelocity! At one point I needed to check in to two different airlines. Thank goodness for Travelocity because all my information was there in one spot! Everything I booked was exactly as described. I read the reviews and looked at the descriptions and they were very accurate! The other thing that was very helpful was they attached maps of each airport I was in. This made things so much easier because I could see where I needed to go for my next flight! I will always use Travelocity in the future!!
Flight Houston - Chicago (HOU - ORD) $55+ Flight Denver - Chicago (DEN - ORD) $79+ Flight Boston - Chicago (BOS - ORD) $90+ Flight New York - Chicago (LGA - ORD) $91+ Flight Phoenix - Chicago (PHX - ORD) $94+ Flight Dallas - Chicago (DFW - ORD) $97+ Flight Minneapolis - Chicago (MSP - ORD) $97+ Flight Washington - Chicago (BWI - ORD) $101+ Flight Atlanta - Chicago (ATL - ORD) $108+
Flight Orlando - Washington (MCO - DCA) $97+ Flight Minneapolis - Washington (MSP - IAD) $107+ Flight Minneapolis - Washington (MSP - DCA) $117+ Flight New York - Washington (JFK - DCA) $127+ Flight New York - Washington (LGA - DCA) $147+ Flight Boston - Washington (BOS - DCA) $155+ Flight Boston - Washington (BOS - IAD) $161+ Flight Fort Lauderdale - Washington (FLL - DCA) $168+ Flight Denver - Washington (DEN - DCA) $173+ Flight Santa Ana - Washington (SNA - DCA) $182+ Flight Chicago - Washington (ORD - DCA) $186+ Flight Dallas - Washington (DFW - DCA) $198+ Flight Los Angeles - Washington (LAX - DCA) $204+ Flight San Francisco - Washington (SFO - DCA) $206+