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Functional Details

The Shop by Alliance feature includes the following:

  • Ability to shop for options that are on a specific preferred alliance group (such as OneWorld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam).
  • Use the same alliance codes for Shopping that already exist with Availability by Alliance as follows:
    • *A = Star Alliance
    • *O = OneWorld
    • *S = Skyteam
  • Online and interline options for the carriers in the alliance program will be returned
  • Ability to specify preferred alliance and non-preferred alliance in the same manner as preferred carrier and non-preferred carrier as it works today.
  • Applicable and combinable with all same qualifiers as preferred carrier and non-preferred carrier.
  • Applicable with all of the same services as preferred carrier and non-preferred carrier (such as Shop Across Passenger Type and Alternate Dates).
  • Applicable with all of the same product capabilities as preferred carrier and non-preferred carrier (such as Alternate city/airport and Customize Routing and Carrier).
  • Applicable at a rule level, with same rules as preferred carriers.
  • Ability to apply at an itinerary level and/or at a leg level, in the same manner as preferred carrier and non-preferred carrier as are being applied today within the different products.
  • Ability to specify multiple alliance codes in one request (more than one alliance code per entry).
  • Ability to specify/combine multiple alliance codes and multiple carrier codes in one request.
  • Ability to handle included (preferred) and excluded (non-preferred) alliance and carrier attributes in one request.