5 reasons to source airline crew accommodation alongside transportation
Get-e recently announced that it is expanding its service offering. The added services include airline crew hotel and accommodation sourcing. These services complement the existing airline crew transportation offering and disruption management. We take a look at the top five reasons why you should consider using this all-in-one solution.
Reduce the costs for airline crew travel
The most obvious benefit of combining both services is the reduction in cost. Get-e’s network spreads over 100 countries and 900 destinations. As a result, Get-e combines the best prices for transportation and hotels and passes those savings on. It also creates significant economies of scale resulting in reduced costs.
Last year, Get-e found that airlines can save 13% through outsourcing and automation. Introducing a ‘one-stop shop’ with added airline crew accommodation promises, even more, cost reductions.
To track the cost-savings, airlines access Get-e’s free to use billing system. The system provides periodical invoices that match agreements and booking policies. All prices are transparent and there are no hidden extras or management fees.
Centralise the crew accomodation administration
Besides cost-saving through centralised sourcing, airlines save on the total cost of ownership. Airlines achieve this reduction by consolidating crew transportation and hotel sourcing. Once centralised, there is no longer the need to maintain several supplier relationships. This frees up resources in administration and back-office processes thus reducing expenditure.
Get-e sees that outsourcing airline crew transportation saves several members of staff. The administration and processing time are the key drivers for this saving. Similar results are achieved when using the same process to book airline crew hotels.
According to this Harvard study, outsourcing frees managers to focus on higher-value activities. More focus on higher-value activities is a huge support to airline teams. Especially in the wake of Covid where they work with reduced resources.
Guaranteed safe and high-quality airline crew accommodation
Another benefit of a single solution is the guaranteed safety and quality of supply. Get-e assures suppliers have licenses to operate in their local markets. Also, we check if the suppliers have the correct insurances. Where possible, Get-e conducts individual visits to each destination auditing suppliers. The process ensures that the suppliers adhere to existing health and safety requirements. An online list is available, to ensure clients select services that meet their needs.
All suppliers must also sign a strict Service Level Agreement. These SLA’s are subject to various penalties depending on service level failures. Get-e also onboards preferred airline suppliers based on clients’ requests.
Around the clock support
Get-e’s in-house multi-lingual operations team provide support 24/7 365 days a year. Get-e maintains and coordinates all ground transportation and airline crew accommodation requests. Experienced professionals deal with any issues, unexpected delays or ad-hoc requests.
The Get-e operations team monitors all services. This prevents situations, as the team spots them before they occur. For example, with flight delays, the system will send an update to all stakeholders. This prevents the need for separate communications.
Use the latest technology
Get-e utilises the latest technology to source and manage airline crew travel more efficient. Together with our clients, we make sure that the services fit their requirements. Requirements include GPS tracking, automation of the booking process and providing real-time information. The system sends all real-time information via email and SMS. This ensures a duty of care and constant communication with all stakeholders.
Making and changing bookings is all done on a single online booking platform. When travel plans change, users update the booking immediately. At the clients’ request, we can automate the booking and changing process. This means that we receive data straight from the airline systems. As a result, the process is more efficient and less prone to mistakes.
At any moment, admin users export all information from the Get-e portal. The management information provides visibility on costs, trips, travellers and pricing. CO² reports identify, calculate and report emissions. Also, clients receive an overview of the service for each destination.
Company profile for airlines
Get-e is the provider of choice for airline crew accommodation. Airlines partner with Get-e for its expertise in the global accommodation market. Airlines also appreciate Get-e’s ability to streamline operational processes. In addition, airlines experience a higher quality of service. Further, airlines spend less administrative time on crew transportation. As a result, airlines operate more cost-effectively.
Currently, airlines can book their crew transportation with Get-e globally. Get-e offers transportation services in 110 countries and more than 900 destinations. Besides, clients enjoy a complete cross-section of safe and secure vehicles. Get-e’s fleet includes, such as Sedans, minivans, Sprinters and Coaches.
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