Dallas CEO Magazine – Rick Seaney and the Origins of FareCompare
If you’re not in Texas, you might be unfamiliar with D CEO Magazine (heck, you might not be familiar with it if you are in Texas), but you’ll find a story inside the current January/February issue feature yours truly – and that picture at left is from the article.
I mention it because it provides a quick glimpse into the origins of FareCompare, which Graeme Wallace and I founded back in 2006, after we did some work for Hotels.com.
Here’s a couple of paragraphs from D CEO Magazine, for you online airfare history buffs out there (and I’m one of them):
“Rick Seaney knows first-hand the technological hurdles that have been overcome to make online travel possible. In 2002, XXI Technologies, a company led by Seaney, a former oil and gas technologist, and his business partner, Graeme Wallace, was hired by Dallas-based Hotels.com to figure out how to quickly calculate flight fare information for online visitors.”
“The challenge was that each day there were 160 million new airline prices to sort through. That’s right: 16 plus seven zeros. It took 14 months, but Seaney and Wallace were able to find a solution.”
Date: January 6th, 2011 @ 18:08
Categories: Independent Travel