Thursday, March 31, 2011
IATA GLOBAL INDICATOR
Fares vary not only by class of service or fare type but also by routing type as represented by global indicators (G.I). For example, an economy or Y fare from Seattle (SEA) U.S.A to Fukuoka (FUK) JAPAN via the Atlantic would be higher than the fare paid by the passenger if he travelled via the Pacific. In order to quote the correct fare, one will need to know the type of routing the passenger is taking. There are 11 global indicators that airline tickets can be issued on. WH or TC1, EH or TC2, EH or TC3, AT or TC12, PA or TC31, PN or TC31, SA or TC123, AP or TC23, RU or TC23, TS or TC23, FE or TC23. Passengers should endeavour to meet or get their airline ticket through their Travel Agents so as to get cheaper fare quote. And also to get the ticket terms and conditions, flight notices and condition of carriage from the carrier. EH = EASTERN HEMISHERE, WH = WESTERN HEMISHERE, AT = ATLANTIC TRAVEL, PA = PACIFIC ATLANTIC, PN = PACIFIC NORTH, SA = SOUTH ATLANTIC, AP = ATLANTIC PACIFIC, RU = RUSSIA IN EUROPE, TS = TRANS- SIBERIA, FE = FAR EAST.