Shop: Transportation Ancillaries (bus, train, etc.) [SHPMOD]

Guidance for Schema Version:

21.3

Definition of Capability

Airline

Ability for Airline to return offers with ancillary services related to alternate modes of transportation.

Seller

Ability for Seller to request specific types of ancillary services (attribute shopping) related to alternate modes of transportation.

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

Links to EASD Implementation Guidance

Shopping for Ancillaries

  • Update links: Capability: Shop for ancillaries

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

Although specialized data structures for intermodal transport services has not yet been introduced in the standards, several implementations are leveraging the flexibility of a generic Service to include documents that grant customers passage on transport services other than flights (e.g. including QR codes in the rich media structure of a service for train tickets). This is typically combined with the flights to provide a wider net of origins and destinations which might normally not be accessible to the Airline via airport-only searches.

Airline

Demonstrate ability to include ancillary services for alternate forms of transportation in combination with a flight-related Offer (e.g. train, bus).

Any one of the following message pairs

Optional Messages

AirShoppingRQ/RS

SeatAvailabilityRQ/RS

ServiceListRQ/RS

OfferPriceRQ/RS

OrderReshopRQ/RS

Seller

Present alternate transportation ancillary services constructed by Airline on front-end.

Minimum Requirements…

…and any one of the following message pairs

Optional Messages

User Interface Screenshots

AirShoppingRQ/RS

SeatAvailabilityRQ/RS

ServiceListRQ/RS

OfferPriceRQ/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.