A range of electronic ticket numbers are assigned to the Agent. The Airline assigns ticketing authority to the Agent to allow issue of ETs through GDS system. GDS transactions are forwarded to a central BSP Data processing centre (DPC). The DPC in turn processes all the transactions and refunds. The Agent makes just one net remittance covering all its BSP transactions for that period for all BSP Airlines. The BSP preferred method of payment is by direct debit
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- Flight Reservation System
- Hotel Reservation System
- Car Reservation System
- Events Reservation System
- Accounting and MIS system
- B2B and B2C online travel agency
- Events ticket Management
- Sightseeing and Attractions Booking system
- Transfers Booking System
- Cruise Booking System
Internally, airlines' direct distribution works within their own reservation system, as well as pushing out information to the GDS. It will contain
- Airline schedules
- Fare tariffs
- Passenger Reservations
- Ticket records
- PNR generation
- Departure control system
- Ground automated system
The main functionality of Airline module of IATA software
An airline's inventory contains all flights with their available seats. The inventory of an airline is generally divided into service classes (e.g. first, business or economy class) and up to 26 booking classes, for which different prices and booking conditions apply. Inventory data is imported and maintained through a schedule distribution system over standardized interfaces.
Availability display and reservation (PNR)
Travelers' can check the flight availability by the airline company and thus displays through inventory, city pair wise, seats and different booking classes.
If the city pair is not one on which the airline offers service it may display a connection using its own flights or display the flights of other airlines along with real time last seat availability, PNR generation.
Fare quote and ticketing
Airline fares are calculated by the various parameters like fare tariffs, rule sets, routing maps, class of service tables, and some tax information that construct the price. Rules like booking conditions (e.g. minimum stay, advance purchase, etc.) are tailored differently between different city pairs or zones, and assigned a class of service corresponding to its appropriate inventory bucket. Inventory control can also be manipulated manually through the availability feeds, dynamically controlling how many seats are offered for a particular price by opening and closing particular classes. Finally the systems like SITA / ATPCO who distributes the fare tariffs and rule sets to all GDSs and other subscribers with different revenue managers.