Shop: Seat Map and Price Points [SHPSTP]

Guidance for Schema Version:

21.3

Definition of Capability

Airline

This capability allows an Airline to return seat map details, including price points per seat or seat range.

Seller

This capability allows the Seller to request and display seat map details, including price points per seat or seat range.

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

Links to EASD Implementation Guidance

This capability document is currently in the SOSB Ballot process. Once the capability has been approved in the voting process, the links will be updated.

Update links: Capability: Seat Map and Price Points

Text from Seat Map and Price Points

Preconditions

  • An existing Offer

  • An existing Order

  • Flight details

Process

  1. Seller requests a seat-map detail referencing
    a) Offer
    b) Order
    c) Flight Details

  2. Airline returns seat map details including price points per seat or seat range.

Post Condition
Success
▪ Seat map details and price points per seat or seat range are received
Failure
▪ Seat map details and price points per seat or seat range are not received
Relevant Messages
▪ SeatAvailabilityRQ

▪ SeatAvailabilityRS

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

Pricing seats leverages a similar structure to that of A-La-Carte Offer Items from other messages, such as AirShoppingRS or ServiceListRS. Price points are defined as A-La-Carte Offer Items - these can then be referenced by one or more seats listed in the seat map (the seats reference the Offer Items and not the other way around).

Airlines

Construct A-La-Carte Offer Items to hold price points for specific eligible passengers:

Make use of reference to Offer Items from within the instance of a seat:

Minimum Requirements

SeatAvailabilityRQ/SeatAvailabilityRS

Sellers

Expected screenshots of the Seller’s travel platform showing the seat map from the Seat Options capability as well as indication of prices on relevant seats of a cabin.

Minimum Requirements

User Interface Screenshots

SeatAvailabilityRQ/SeatAvailabilityRS

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.