What is it?
In detail: the API uses the Travel Insight Engine to retrieve shopped fare data for a given city pair /date pair combination available in the Sabre® cache. In total, each request yields 15 shop dates and two fares per shop date: a nonstop lead fare and an overall lead fare. For the day of the request, which is always "today," it returns the then current nonstop lead fare and overall lead fare. Then, for each of the last 14 consecutive days from this shop date, it yields the lowest nonstop lead fare and overall lead fare available at any point during that day.
Why use it?
Chart daily historical flight price trends
You could use this API to create a graphical user interface to chart 2 weeks of daily historical flight price trends for a popular domestic city pair, such as "SFO" (San Francisco International) to "SEA" (Seattle-Tacoma International). From this chart, customers can see what the lead fare was every day of the past two weeks. If the fare has been trending up, it may give them an incentive to buy.
List top 10 trending beach destinations
You could use this API to compile a list of "top 10" trending beach destinations with the greatest drop in airfare, such as "MIA" (Miami International) to "OGG" (Kahului Airport, Hawaii). From this list, customers can see what the lead fare was for each city pair every day of the past two weeks. If the fare has increased by 10% over the past 2 days, it may give them an incentive to buy now before prices continue to increase
How it works
Data used by the Low Fare History API
- Data is refreshed on a regular basis using pre-configured points of sale for pre-configured sets of city pairs, pre-configured advance purchase windows, and pre-configured lengths of stay, all as determined by Sabre in its discretion.
- All fares are for single adult, roundtrip travel in the economy class of service.
- Total fares: all taxes and fees are included; however, ancillary fees charged by airlines, such as baggage and preferred seating, are not included
- Flight types: nonstop, connecting, and flights with stops
- Origin: major airports throughout the world that we support
- Destination: major airports throughout the world that we support
- Advance fares: a maximum of 192 days
How to use
Country and airport codes
- For ISO 3166 country codes, see ISO 3166.
- For IATA airport codes, see IATA's Airline and Airport Code Search.
Point of sale
The point of sale is the geographic location in which the fare itinerary is eligible to be ticketed. The default point of sale (US) can be overridden with any supported point of sale country specified in the pointofsalecountry parameter. For example, the following will retrieve fare data specific to the Germany (DE) point of sale:
Airports at Cities Lookup API
To identify the airports associated with a multi-airport city (MAC) code, use the Airports at Cities Lookup API and pass one of the MACs in the request. The Airports at Cities Lookup API retrieves our list of major airport, rail station and other codes that are associated with a single multi-airport city (MAC) code in the request.
City Pairs Lookup API
There are multiple endpoints for the City Pairs Lookup API. One endpoint is for city pairs that apply to the Low Fare Forecast API. See the City Pairs Lookup API page for the specific HTTP method and endpoint.
InstaFlights Search API
The InstaFlights Search API retrieves roundtrip flight itineraries with published fares and fare breakdowns available from the Sabre® cache for a certain origin, destination, and roundtrip travel dates.
Multi-Airport City Lookup API
To get a list of city codes that are served by more than one airport, use the Multi-Airport City Lookup API. These multi-airport city codes can be used with applicable REST APIs.
Theme Airport Lookup API
To get a list of destination airport codes that are associated with the optional theme parameter, use the Theme Airport Lookup API. The response will be a list of valid themes that we associate with that destination, e.g., Las Vegas would be associated as a
Travel Theme Lookup API
To get a list of valid themes, use the Travel Theme Lookup API. The response will be a list of themes, such as
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