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Rules Coding Resource Guide for Coding Rules in the ATPCO Automated Rules System Updated 7 February 2005 © 2005 Airline Tariff Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Rules Coding Resource Table of Contents Glossary of Terms......................................................................................................................... 5 Record Structure.......................................................................................................................... 11 Over
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  Rules Coding Resource Guide for Coding Rules in the ATPCO Automated Rules System Updated7 February 2005© 2005 Airline Tariff Publishing Company. All rights reserved.  Rules Coding Resourceiii Table of Contents Glossary of Terms.........................................................................................................................5   Record Structure..........................................................................................................................11   Overview...............................................................................................................................11   Data Processing Using Records.........................................................................................12    Applying the Data During Autopricing............................................................................13   Processing a Fare Using Records 0, 1, 2, and 3..............................................................14   Standard Format of Electronic Rules.......................................................................................15   Sequencing Hierarchy.................................................................................................................23   Definitions of Terms Relevant to TSIs....................................................................................24   Category application assumptions............................................................................................26   Category Application: FC or PU/J...................................................................................27   Classification of TSIs..................................................................................................................28    TSIs and Category Applications................................................................................................31    TSIs and Geographic Locations...............................................................................................31   Edits for TSIs...............................................................................................................................32   General Rules...............................................................................................................................33   Overview of General Rules................................................................................................33    Types and Location of General Rules..............................................................................34    The Purpose of Automated General Rules.....................................................................35    The Role of Record 0..........................................................................................................35   How to Look at Record O General Rules.......................................................................36    Viewing the Coded Record 0 Rule Provisions................................................................38   Coding That Affects a Category’s General Rule.............................................................40   Manipulating Automated General Rules..........................................................................40   Reconciliation Between the General Rule, Fare Rule, and Footnote.................................47    Validation of a Fare.............................................................................................................48   900 Series Tables.........................................................................................................................49   IATA Reso 100............................................................................................................................50   Overview...............................................................................................................................50   Examples...............................................................................................................................50   Sample Reso 100 Paragraphs for SPECIAL Fares within Europe..............................51   Sample Reso 100 Paragraphs for NORMAL Fares within Europe.............................54   Rule 2.............................................................................................................................................55   Zone Codes..................................................................................................................................59    Tariff Table...................................................................................................................................62   US/CA Domestic Tariffs...................................................................................................62   International Tariffs.............................................................................................................64    AllFares Tariffs.....................................................................................................................66    Application of Passenger Type Code (PTC) Flow Chart......................................................75    Rules Coding Resourceiv Passenger Type Code Usage Frequency..................................................................................76   Companion and Family Type Fares Coding Convention Chart..........................................77   Passenger Type Codes................................................................................................................81   Using the Fare Type Matrix to Determine Type....................................................................87   Fare Type Codes..........................................................................................................................88   Fare Type Matrix.........................................................................................................................92   How to use this matrix........................................................................................................92   Section A...............................................................................................................................96   Section B.............................................................................................................................105    Rules Coding Resource5 Glossary of Terms  The terms in the following list are used in reference materials for the ATPCO AutomatedRules system. Each term is explained in greater detail in other manuals.  Area The airline industry divides the world into three areas, also knownas Traffic Conferences (TC): ã    Area 1: Western Hemisphere ã    Area 2: Europe, Africa, Middle East ã    Area 3: Asia, PacificNote: The terms  Area  and Traffic Conference  are used interchangeably. autopricing The ability for a CRS to provide eligible fares for a passenger’sitinerary by programmatically processing the data coded in the rulesand footnotes. An automated process used to price a ticket withouthuman intervention. batch A unit of work containing a group of transactions that are enteredand released to the file, used for describing a set of instructionsthat are being implemented. Every batch is identified by a 2-character alphanumeric code (based on batch ID of user) plus acontrol number assigned by the system. booking code One or two letters functioning as an inventory control code. Alsocalled the Reservation Booking Designator (RBD) or  prime booking code  , itspecifies the class of service in which to book a traveler. byte A portion of a field in an electronic database. carrier Owner or service provider identified by a standard industry alphanumeric code for each airline. categories The structure within the Rules system designed to identify variouskinds of restrictive information regarding a fare. Restrictions arelisted in the Automated Rules section of the database and aresorted by various categories of application such as day/time,season of travel, and flight numbers. CICS Customer Information Control System. A database of rules andfares information used for automated pricing. CRS Computer reservation system (for example, Amadeus, Galileo,Sabre, or SITA). Used by travel agents and others throughout the world. These systems receive coded fare data (which will priceelectronically) from ATPCO and transmit it to their customers. data application The technical application of an electronic product. directional markets Two cities on a travel itinerary (city pairs). directory Control file (G30): a system that controls the number and type of records released to each subscriber; that is, the information may berequested by area, date, market, etc.
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