What is it?
Flight Update is used to update flight statuses within the host system and to change the flight status when appropriate.
Why use it?
The ability to update flight details is a crucial function during the check-in window. Flight Update allows your solution to change flight statuses, set passenger counts, and perform other vital update functions.
How it works
#### Update flight statuses directly within the host system
When executed, Flight Update follows any existing business logic surrounding status changes.
Utilize various flight statuses
This API currently supports the following flight statuses:
- Set priorities to maintain control over which classification of priority passengers may be issued boarding passes as a result of a check-in entry
- When a restriction is placed on a specific class of service, priority passengers with the input priority code (and any lower codes) will only be placed on the priority list when the check-in entry is made
Easily log child and/or wheelchair counts for a given flight leg.
How to use
The following fields are required to make a request:
updateCount- Log child passengers and/or wheelchair passenger count on the flight. Child and/or wheelchair counts are independent of each other, so you can enter one without the other.
Utilize the optional
priorityRestriction field to place restrictions on a certain cabin class. If
priorityRestriction is used,
action is mandatory, which allows you to specify whether to
DELETE a restriction.
Flight status matrix
Callers can request to update a flight update at an airport using mandatory/optional information provided in the request. The below are the flight statuses that are supported under
|Flight check-in is only allowed at the local departure airport.
|Flight check-in is allowed at any airport that a specified airline carrier operates out of. Check-ins of this type are valid only at airline locations.
|The flight is open for check-in and seat selection at any location. The automatic issuance of inter-city boarding passes from an upline location is disabled.
|Normal check-in. The flight is open for check-in and seat selection at any location. Automatic issuance of an inter-city boarding pass from an upline location in enabled.
|The flight leg is not available for check-in. Flights may be changed to
CLOSE if the current status is
|Inhibits all non-control workstations from check-in access to a specific flight leg. Placing a flight leg in held status allows you to make flight or seat adjustments.
|The flight has returned to the gate. Airlines may change the status to
RETURN if the flight returns to the gate after final PDC.
|Indicates that the flight is no longer operational.
|The final hour of check-in and seat selection for a flight at the departure city.
|Post-departure checkout. The flight has been closed for check-in and has departed.
|Indicates if the boarding process for the flight has started.
BOARDING is not a
flightLegStatus in the SSCI system. Upon boarding, the
flightLegStatus still continues to be
OPENCI. Instead, an additional BDG indicator is set at the SSCI level to indicate boarding. This indicator will be removed only upon changing
CLOSE. This indicator can also be manually removed using
|Specifies if the flight leg at the station is cancelled.
|After repeated attempts to
CLOSE a flight outside of the load plan variance, the flight is locked from further