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Car Shopping – Get Vehicle Availability

2.0.0
Car
Search
SOAP API
Travel Agency
  • Added to the Request: In RatePrefs: Moved “Currency” code to be an Attribute within RatePrefs element “ConvertedRateInfoOnly” – if flag is “true” then rates in response will be converted to the Currency requested. “SupplierCurrencyOnly” – if flag is “true” then rates in response will be in the currency returned by the Supplier. It will be the currency the vehicle is booked in.
  • Added to the Response: New element group “ConvertedVehRentalRate” it is equal to VehRentalRates, but in the currency requested by the request. New attribute “SupplierCurrency” in “ConvertedVehRentalRate”. If flag is “true”, then rates listed are in currency returned by supplier.
  • Added to the Response: New attribute “SupplierCurrency” in “VehRentalRate”. If flag is “true”, then rates listed are in currency returned by supplier.
  • Added to the Response: New attribute “RateKey” in “VehRentalRate” and/or “ConvertedVehRentalRate”. This is an encrypted key that the user will be able to send to Sabre in multiple new car APIs, starting with VehPriceCheck. This will simplify requests by minimizing the need to populate multiple elements and attributes.

API Information

Response Format
XML
Service Action Code
GetVehAvailRQ
Current Version
2.0.0
Target Audience
TN
Environment
Production

What's New

  • Added to the Request: In RatePrefs: Moved “Currency” code to be an Attribute within RatePrefs element “ConvertedRateInfoOnly” – if flag is “true” then rates in response will be converted to the Currency requested. “SupplierCurrencyOnly” – if flag is “true” then rates in response will be in the currency returned by the Supplier. It will be the currency the vehicle is booked in.
  • Added to the Response: New element group “ConvertedVehRentalRate” it is equal to VehRentalRates, but in the currency requested by the request. New attribute “SupplierCurrency” in “ConvertedVehRentalRate”. If flag is “true”, then rates listed are in currency returned by supplier.
  • Added to the Response: New attribute “SupplierCurrency” in “VehRentalRate”. If flag is “true”, then rates listed are in currency returned by supplier.
  • Added to the Response: New attribute “RateKey” in “VehRentalRate” and/or “ConvertedVehRentalRate”. This is an encrypted key that the user will be able to send to Sabre in multiple new car APIs, starting with VehPriceCheck. This will simplify requests by minimizing the need to populate multiple elements and attributes.

Business Value

  • The ability to return a rate in two currencies allows the user to see the rates in the currency the user is familiar with along with the rate and currency the car supplier will book the vehicle rental in. The new ratekey in the response will allow for easier use of subsequent API calls by needing to only send the ratekey in place of the many individual element and attributes.

New Features

In the Request

Required

Parameter: ConvertedRateInfoOnly

Type: boolean

Description: Return rates only in the currency the user requests

Sample Value:

ConvertedRateInfoOnly="true"
Note:

In the Request

Required

Parameter: SupplierCurrencyOnly

Type: boolean

Description: Return rates only in the currency the car supplier supports for the rental location requested

Sample Value:

SupplierCurrencyOnly="true"
Note:

Functional Updates And Enhancements

In the Request

Optional

Parameter: Currency Code

Type: string

Description: Currency Code is now part of the RatePrefs as an attribute to be used in conjunction with ConvertedRateInfoOnly

Sample Value:

CurrencyCode="EUR" ConvertedRateInfoOnly="true"
Note:

In the Response

Optional

Parameter: ConvertedVehRentalRate

Type: string

Description: Converted Vehicle Rental Rate is where all rates are in the currency requested by the user. Vehicle Rental Rate now returns rates only in the currency the car supplier supports at the rental location

Sample Value:

 
Note:

In the Response

Required

Parameter: RateKey

Type: string

Description: The RateKey is an encrypted key that contains all the individual data items for the vehicle and rate, it is used in other Car APIs to remove the need to populate all the individual elements and attributes. VehPriceCheck is the first new API to use the RateKey to be used in the Request.

Sample Value:

RateKey="lotsofencrypteddata"
Note:

Resolved Issues

In the Request

N/A

GetVehAvail V2 is an enhancement

Relase note ID: 15432