Shop for Baggage/Non Baggage Fares





 Shop for Baggage/Non Baggage Fares

Background

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.

The offer options below (Option1 and Option 3) will refer to the sample options below under 'Samples for Baggage/Non Baggage Fare Labels


With this new feature agents will receive:
1

‘Hand Baggage’ only Offers in Economy cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins when Baggage option is specified as Option 1 for Economy cabins.

2

‘Checked Baggage’ only Offers in Economy cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins when Baggage option is specified as Option 3 for Economy cabins.

3

Offers for the requested cabin along with upsell offers in the next available cabins by ignoring the Baggage option when it is specified as Option 1 or Option 3 for Non-Economy cabins.

4

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

‘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 Option 1 Economy cabins.

6

‘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 Option 3 for Economy cabins.

7Offers 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 Option 1 or Option 3 for Non-Economy cabins


This web service is called with the following inputs:

  • Baggage Option – Returns Offers with and without baggage if not specified

This is a new input for AirShopping. Please refer to the main documentation for all other inputs/outputs


URL Service URL

Samples for Baggage/Non Baggage Fare Labels

Option (from above)RequestResponse

Option 1

same as before (no change)

Option 3

17_2_Sandbox_AirShoppingRQ_Baggage_Option_3

same as before (no change)

What are the updates for this capability in the Request and Response?

Request

ElementDetailsOptional/
Mandatory
<BaggageOptions>

Indicates if the client wants Offers with Checked Bag or just Hand Baggage

Offers with Checked Baggage will be returned if requested with BaggageOption = 1 and Hand Baggage only fares will be returned if requested with BaggageOption=3

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Response
No update needed for the response.

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