More Flexibility and Personalization in the Search for the Perfect Fare

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Exclude Overnight Connections & Specify Total Travel Time APIs

Sabre is releasing a few powerful tools that bring more flexibility and personalization to air shopping. With these optional parameters, you can search the lowest airfare that applies to your specific preferences. These preferences include overnight connections and total travel time.

Exclude Overnight Connections in Air Shopping

Another powerful tool to personalize air shopping results is the ability to Exclude Overnight Connections. This option is great for travelers who do not wish to fly during the middle of the night. By using this option, we will filter and exclude these types of itineraries from being returned versus customers having to filter post shop. New elements include:

Request (SOAP)

  • OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ/OriginDestinationInformation/TPA_Extensions/ConnectionTime/@ExcludedConnectionBegin
  • OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ/OriginDestinationInformation/TPA_Extensions/ConnectionTime/@ExcludedConnectionEnd
  • OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ/OriginDestinationInformation/TPA_Extensions/ConnectionTime/@EnableExcludedConnection

Sample Request (SOAP)

<OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ>
       …
       <OriginDestinationInformation RPH="1">
              <DepartureDateTime>2016-01-01T00:00:00</DepartureDateTime>
              <OriginLocation LocationCode="LAS"/>
              <DestinationLocation LocationCode="LAX"/>
              <TPA_Extensions>
                     <SegmentType Code="O"/>
                     <ConnectionTime ExcludedConnectionBegin="2200"
                      ExcludedConnectionEnd="0200" EnableExcludedConnection="true"/>              
              </TPA_Extensions>>
       </OriginDestinationInformation>
       <OriginDestinationInformation RPH="2">
              <DepartureDateTime>2016-01-01T00:00:00</DepartureDateTime>
              <OriginLocation LocationCode="LAX"/>
              <DestinationLocation LocationCode="LAS"/>
              <TPA_Extensions>
                     <SegmentType Code="O"/>
                     <ConnectionTime ExcludedConnectionBegin="0030"
                      ExcludedConnectionEnd="0200" EnableExcludedConnection="true"/>                     <TotalTravelTime Max="555"/>
              </TPA_Extensions>
       </OriginDestinationInformation>
       …<
</OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ>

 

Specify Total Travel Time in Air Shopping

More ways to personalize continues with the ability to specify the maximum Total Travel Time. This option is a quick way to limit options, which do not exceed a maximum travel time and is fantastic for the time sensitive traveler. New elements include:

Request (SOAP)

  • OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ/OriginDestinationInformation/TPA_Extensions/TotalTravelTime/
    @Min
  • OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ/OriginDestinationInformation/TPA_Extensions/TotalTravelTime/
    @Max

Sample Request (SOAP)

<OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ>
…
<OriginDestinationInformation RPH="1">

<TPA_Extensions>
<SegmentType Code="O"/>
         <TotalTravelTime Min="200" Max="700"/>
      </TPA_Extensions>
…
</OTA_AirLowFareSearchRQ>

 

Exclude Overnight Connections and Specify Total Travel Time are optional search parameters in Bargain Finder Max Version 1.9.2 and available in both REST and SOAP.

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