In the dynamic world of travel, the ability to access real-time information about flight availability and schedules is paramount. Amadeus, a leading global distribution system (GDS), empowers travel professionals with robust commands that provide comprehensive insights into flight options.
This article explores Amadeus Availability and Schedule commands, highlighting their role in boosting travel planning efficiency and precision.
- Real-Time Flight Information:
Amadeus’s Available command ensures real-time access, keeping agents updated on seat availability and flight times.
- Quick Availability Checks: The “AN” command streamlines quick availability checks for specific routes, dates, and times, aiding client flight selection.
- Flexible Search Parameters: Amadeus allows flexible availability searches, refining parameters for airlines, cabin classes, and connecting airports, tailoring the search experience.
|Availability by arrival time
|Availability by departure time
|Availability by elapsed time
You can see flights for airline carriers and those who don’t enable reservations to access their flights in Amadeus by using “SN”.
- Access to Comprehensive Schedules: Amadeus’s Schedule commands aid agents by providing detailed flight schedules, including frequency and timing information.
- Flight Timetables for Informed Planning: Travel agents can utilize commands like “ST” to access complete flight timetables for specific airlines, facilitating thorough schedule planning and ensuring clients have a clear overview of their travel options.
- Multi-Carrier Schedule Displays: Amadeus goes beyond individual airline schedules, offering multi-carrier schedule displays. This feature enables agents to compare and choose the most convenient and efficient options for their clients.
|Schedule by arrival time
|Schedule by departure time
|Schedule by elapsed time
Unless otherwise specified, these codes can be used with any of the entries and options listed for Availability and Schedules. Since the AN code has been used in all the examples, simply replace it with AA, AD, AE, SN, SA, SD, or SE to request the corresponding display.
Also note that all basic entries can be used in combination with any of the display options
Basic Entries: One-Way Routing Availability
Basic Entries: Round Trip
|Round-trip routing, specified dates and times
|Round trip, returning on the same day
|Departure on current day, local time
Basic Entries: Dual City Pair
|Second pair a number of days later
|Same day availability
|Search previous and next days
|Airline preference (maximum six)
|Airline preference for at least one segment
|Availability for a specific flight number
|Include non-participating airlines (schedules only)
|Operating flights only
|Exclude specific airlines (up to three)
|All airlines in an alliance: Star Alliance (*A) One World Alliance (*O) Sky Team Alliance (*S)
|Number of seats (maximum nine)
|Specified cabin type (maximum two)
|Specified classes (maximum three)
|Specified classes on at least one segment
|Specified classes on all segments
|Frequent flyer redemption classes
|Connecting city, minimum connecting time
|Connecting city, specified connecting time
|Connecting cities (up to two)
|Connecting cities, specified connecting time
|Exclude a connecting city (up to two)
|Non-stop flights only
|Direct flights only
|Online connections only
|Specific connections (maximum three)
|Specific connections, all connect points (maximum five)
|Flights with meals only
|Charter flights only
|Scheduled flights only
|Both scheduled and charter flights
|Combination of flight options
|Time in 12-hour clock format
|Time in 24-hour clock format
|European Union zone neutral display
|United States zone neutral display
|Expand horizontal display (79 characters)
|Reduce horizontal display (64 characters)
|Expand vertical display (12 flights)
|Reduce vertical display (six flights)
|Availability with discount (product availability)
Amadeus continues to be a reliable partner for travelers in the constantly changing travel industry. Amadeus’s Schedule and Availability commands exemplify its commitment to intuitive tools, simplifying travel organization complexities for professionals. Amadeus leads in tech, ensuring swift, precise info for travel agents, delivering unparalleled customer service with cutting-edge solutions.