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Shop for Baggage/Non Baggage Fares

 Effective Date:

  

Status
colourRed
titleSANDBOX

Note
titleSANDBOX ENVIRONMENT

For testing purposes, this feature will only be available via our Sandbox environment. If you would like access to this environment please fill in the form here


 APIs Affected

AirShopping - Shop for Baggage/Non Baggage Fares

New Feature

Agents will be able to shop for Offers based on Cabin, Fare type preference by passing it in the AirShopping request. When requested for Offers in Economy cabin, AirShopping returns both ‘Hand Baggage’ only fares and ‘Checked Baggage’ fares. However, few agents regularly ask for ‘Hand Baggage’ only fares as they are generally cheaper and preferred by few customers, in such scenario agents do not want to get back the full list of offers in Economy that also includes ‘Checked Baggage’ fares. Similarly, few agents prefer to receive offers with ‘Checked Baggage’ fares as they deal with non-business customers who need offers with ‘Checked Baggage’.

Currently NDC only supports shop by Cabin & Fare type preference. This new feature is to extend that capability to shop for Offers by Baggage preference. With this new feature,

  1. Agents will receive ‘Hand Baggage’ only Offers in Economy cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins when Baggage option is specified as ‘1’ for Economy cabins.
  2. Agents will receive ‘Checked Baggage’ only Offers in Economy cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins when Baggage option is specified as ‘3’ for Economy cabins.
  3. Agents will receive Offers for the requested cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins by ignoring the Baggage option when it is specified as ‘1’ or ‘3’ for Non-Economy cabins.
  4. Agents will receive both ‘Hand Baggage’ and ‘Checked Baggage’ Offers for requested cabins if available along with upsell offers in the next available cabins when Baggage option is not specified.
  5. Agents will receive ‘Hand Baggage’ only Offers in Economy cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins by ignoring the Fare Preference when Baggage option is specified as ‘1’ Economy cabins.
  6. Agents will receive ‘Checked Baggage’ only Offers in Economy cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins by ignoring the Fare Preference when Baggage option is specified as ‘3’ for Economy cabins.
  7. Agents will receive Offers for the requested cabin and for the requested fare preference(s) along with upsell offers in the next available cabins by ignoring the Baggage option when Baggage option is specified as ‘1’ or ‘3’ for Non-Economy cabins.

Limitation:

  1. If Agents ask for Baggage preference and Fare preference, Baggage preference takes precedence.
  2. If Agents ask for ‘Hand Baggage’ only fares plus Flexible fare type, we will get error as we don’t have flexible HBO fares. 


 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM8-67 (Tentative)

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Return Fare Type Label in Response

 Effective Date:

  

Status
colourRed
titleSANDBOX

Note
titleSANDBOX ENVIRONMENT

For testing purposes, this feature will only be available via our Sandbox environment. If you would like access to this environment please fill in the form here


 APIs Affected

AirShopping - Return Fare Type Label in Response

New Feature

Agents will be able to shop for Offers based on Fare type preference (Negotiated, Non-Negotiated, Leisure) by passing it in the AirShopping request. AirShopping will return Offers based on the Fare type requested, if available for the Agent. Agents will then make a booking by choosing an appropriate Fare returned in Offer.

Currently NDC doesn’t return Fare type description in AirShopping response to enable Agents to identify which Fare type has been returned. This new feature will enable AirShopping response to pass the Fare type label under each Offers so that an Agent is able to identify the type of Fare returned before making a booking. With this new feature,

Agents will receive AirShopping response with Fare type mentioned in the Description under each OfferID.


 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM8-67 (Tentative)

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