Release Note 19-05-20

NDC API 19-05-20



Servicing of Held Booking

Agents without Amadeus account code will be able to obtain reprice quote for a held booking to change date/cabin without any error.

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderReshop (Change Held Booking - Reprice)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug where OrderReshop API intermittently returns error when trying to reprice a held booking with new travel date/cabin for agents without Amadeus account code.

Solution

Agents without Amadeus account code will be able to obtain reprice quote for a held booking to change date/cabin without any error.

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:
R344 - NDCD-704

All agents will get correct price in OrderReshop response while requoting held bookings.

 Effective Date:

     

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderReshop (Requote held booking)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug where OrderReshop API returns incorrect/inappropriate fare details intermittently when agents with no access to private fares (without Amadeus account code) requotes held bookings. 

Solution

All agents will get correct price in OrderReshop response while requoting held bookings.

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:
R344 - NDCD-575

Incorrectly added agent email address with underscore (OrderChange)

Bookings which have “_” (underscore) in the agent email address will be sent the confirmation email successfully upon changing booking

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderChange (Change Booking)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug in OrderChange API where bookings which has “_” (underscore) in agent email address were not sent the confirmation email upon change booking. 

Solution

Bookings which have “_” (underscore) in the agent email address will be sent the confirmation email successfully upon changing booking

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:

R344 - NDCD-492

Book with Confidence – Disruption via Altea

Bookings which have “_” (underscore) in the agent email address will be sent the confirmation email successfully upon changing booking

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderChange (Change Booking)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug in OrderChange API where bookings which has “_” (underscore) in agent email address were not sent the confirmation email upon change booking. 

Solution

Bookings which have “_” (underscore) in the agent email address will be sent the confirmation email successfully upon changing booking

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:

R344 - NDCD-492

Error message advising agents that the booking is disrupted but can still proceed with OrderCancel for cancellation with voucher option.

 Effective Date:

  

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderReshop (Voucher RefundQuote)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug in OrderReshop API where bookings which are disrupted with one or more cancelled segments within the itinerary are not returned with an appropriate error message when requested for voucher refund quote. 

Solution

For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents that the booking is disrupted but can still proceed with OrderCancel for cancellation with voucher option.

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:

R344 - NDCAVS-1966

Bookings which are disrupted with one or more cancelled segments within the itinerary are not allowed to cancel with voucher option.

 Effective Date:

  

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderCancel (Cancellation with voucher option)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug in OrderCancel API where bookings which are disrupted with one or more cancelled segments within the itinerary are not allowed to cancel with voucher option. 

Solution

For similar bookings API would be able to successfully cancel the booking and issue voucher for the ticket value.

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:

R344 - NDCAVS-1966

Bookings with voucher option would display an error message

 Effective Date:

  

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderCancel (Cancellation with voucher option)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug in OrderCancel API when cancellation with voucher option has failed due to a technical issue.

Solution

For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents the same.

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:

R344 - NDCAVS-1923

Book with Confidence – Cancel a booking and Issue a voucher

Ability to cancel a booking and to issue an open ticket voucher

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

17.2 OrderCancel

New Feature

As part BA’s Book with confidence policy, agents can cancel the bookings with voucher option and now as part of this enhancement OrderCancel returns voucher validity after successful cancellation.

 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1877


Agents can cancel bookings with voucher option

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

17.2 OrderRetrieve API

New Feature

As part BA’s Book with confidence policy, agents can cancel the bookings with voucher option and now as part of this enhancement, such cancelled bookings can be retrieved using OrderRetrieve API.

 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1922



Bookings with voucher option would display an error message

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

OrderReshop (RefundQuote) - 17.2

Problem/Issue

This is to enhance OrderReshop API error handling when bookings which are already cancelled and issued with voucher are requested for refund quote. 

Solution
For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents that the booking is already cancelled with voucher option.
 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1944



Bookings with voucher option would display an error message

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

OrderCancel (Cancellation without voucher option) - 17.2

Problem/Issue

This is to enhance OrderReshop API error handling when bookings which are already cancelled and issued with voucher are requested for refund quote. 

Solution
For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents that the booking is already cancelled with voucher option.
 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1945



Bookings with voucher option would display an error message

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

OrderReshop (Voucher RefundQuote) - 17.2

Problem/Issue

This is to enhance OrderReshop API error handling when bookings which are already cancelled and refunded are requested for voucher refund quote.

Problem/Issue
For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents that the booking is already cancelled and refunded.
 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1946



Bookings with voucher option would display an error message

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

OrderCancel (Cancellation with voucher option) - 17.2

Problem/Issue

This is to enhance OrderCancel API error handling when bookings which are already cancelled and refunded are requested for cancellation with voucher option.

Solution
For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents that the booking is already cancelled and refunded.
 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1947


Bookings with voucher option would display an error message

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected

OrderReshop (Voucher RefundQuote) - 17.2

Problem/Issue

This is to enhance OrderReshop API error handling when held bookings are requested for voucher refund quote. 

Solution
For similar bookings API would display an error message advising agents that the booking unticketed.
 Critical Impact

LOW - This will be available through our sandbox environment.

 Batch Release IT Ref:
COM9-29 - NDCAVS-1948

Fare Guarantee for Corporates

Agents/corporates who have full fare guarantee will be able to confirm the bookings they held without any error.

 Effective Date:

    

 APIs Affected:

17.2 OrderChange (Confirm held booking)

Problem/Issue

This is to fix a bug where OrderChange API returns an error for agents/corporates who have full fare guarantee when trying to confirm the bookings they held within the full fare guarantee period.

Solution

Agents/corporates who have full fare guarantee will be able to confirm the bookings they held without any error.

 Critical Impact:
LOW - This will not impact any breaking change to the consumption of British Airways NDC APIs
 Batch Release IT Ref:
R344 - NDCD-703