Shop: Shop for Flights [SHPFLT]

Guidance for Schema Version:

21.3

Definition of Capability

Airline

This capability allows the Airline to give a set of offers based on Origins, Destinations, and defined dates. The airline will consider additional qualifiers and context in the process of calculating the resulting offers.

Seller

This capability allows the Seller to request from an Airline a set of Offers based on Origins, Destinations, and defined dates. The Seller may provide additional qualifiers and context which the Airline may consider in the content of the resulting offer(s).

NOTE: System Providers will use the above definition that pertains to their customers for Capabilities Verification.

Links to EASD Implementation Guidance

Shopping for Flights

This capability document is current in the SOSB Ballot process. Once the capability has been voted on the links will be updated.

Update links: Capability: Shop for Flights

Text from Shop for Flights

Preconditions
▪ None
Process

  1. Seller sends a shopping request with the origin(s) and destination(s) and travel dates and, at a minimum, specifying the PTC for each passenger.

    1. Seller may optionally provide additional qualifiers and context for the airline to consider

      1. E.g., Corporate ID when shopping for corporate customers, passenger’s loyalty program account

  2. Airline responds with list of Offers according to the origin/destination, dates and PTC criteria

    1. Airline may include in each offer, where possible, which additional qualifiers and context it considered

Post Condition
Success
▪ Seller is in receipt of airline offers
Failure
▪ No offers are returned, resulting in an Error message.
▪ Some of the requested offers are returned, resulting in a Warning within the response.
Relevant Messages
▪ AirShoppingRQ
▪ AirShoppingRS

Related Concepts, Capabilities and Worked Examples:

NOTE: Retailing Capabilities Verification Guidance will align to the published EASD Implementation Guidance at all times. From time to time when, new guidance is published, this will be updated and supersede any Retailing Capabilities Verification Guidance listed below.

Retailing Capabilities Verification Guidance

Airline

Minimum Requirements

Optional Messages

AirShoppingRQ/RS

OrderReshopRQ/RS

Seller

Minimum Requirements

Optional Messages

AirShoppingRQ/RS

OrderReshopRQ/RS

NOTE: For all versions prior to that listed above (generally the most recent), the verification will be based on the guidance available for that version. In the case that no guidance is available, verification will be at IATA’s discretion.