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want to clarify some of my understandings on BDM

Yiu Wing Tsang
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Since I no experience on the airline industry, I feel odds and lost in understanding the terms in the requirement. I have tried to browse through the forum for one night and can start to learn some of the concepts, but still wan t to ask more questions and clarification for my understanding.

Mileage Account
mileage is some points that can been earned by customers if they use the service of FBN? those points (i.e. mileage) can be in turn to be used to buy tickets in FBN (i.e. award travel?)

Mileage account is just the records of the customer how much points (mileage) he/she can use for award travel?


Equipment
I do not understand what this term means; any simple example can help give me a light?


For use case:
View Frequent Flyer Miles
does this relate to "mileage"? any example of scenario of this use case?

(this is my first question-style post, if there is any place that violates the rule here, please kindly let me know thanks~ )


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Andy Malakov
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Perhaps this can help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequent_flyer
Cleuton Sampaio
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Hi,

Mileage or Frequent Flyer Miles is a bonus earned by a airline traveller who flyes frequently by the same airline company. The rules for earning (accrual) and use (redemption) can be very complicated.

The FFMS (Frequent Flyer Mileage System) is an apllication that FBN uses to control the FFM possessed by each customer.

Note that the rules for paying an itinerary with FFMs are not stated in the requirements.

Equipment is an airplane, for example: Boeing 737, Airbus a330 etc.


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Yiu Wing Tsang
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Thanks Andy and Cleuton, this really helps me in understanding the requirement and problems.

There are still some terms that want your help as well.

"seat number for each leg of the flight if a lay over is necessary"
what does a "leg" mean?
I guess that "leg" is similar to segment, but should have some relationship with "lay over", however, I don't quite understand what "lay over" means. Can anyone kindly explain what "leg" and "lay over" mean?
Cleuton Sampaio
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Hi again,

A leg is a part of the flight. Suppose that you have to go from Rio to San Francisco. You may have one flight from Rio to Chicago and other from Chicago to San Francisco. Each flight is a leg or a segment in yout itinerary.

Lay over is a plane change. You may have to change to another plane, so you have to choose the seats for each flight of the itinerary.
Yiu Wing Tsang
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Thanks, Cleuton, you have explained it clearly

May I know when "lay over" is necessary? Only the post condition of prepare and change itinerary use case have "lay out" appeared. Is it a system event, without customers involvment?

Thanks again
Andy Malakov
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Note that the rules for paying an itinerary with FFMs are not stated in the requirements.

Actually, I believe they are.
Morten Franorge
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Originally posted by Cleuton Sampaio:
Hi again,

A leg is a part of the flight. Suppose that you have to go from Rio to San Francisco. You may have one flight from Rio to Chicago and other from Chicago to San Francisco. Each flight is a leg or a segment in yout itinerary.

Lay over is a plane change. You may have to change to another plane, so you have to choose the seats for each flight of the itinerary.


Whenever I've needed a lay over, I have a flight number for each of the legs...


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Michael Ponewass
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Originally posted by Morten Fra Norge:


Whenever I've needed a lay over, I have a flight number for each of the legs...


Hi,

what does this mean? Each leg of the flight/segment could have more than one
flight number - when with a lay over the plane changed ?

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Yiu Wing Tsang
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Originally posted by Morten Fra Norge:


Whenever I've needed a lay over, I have a flight number for each of the legs...


When shall we know that the flight need a lay over? in the search result? or before the order is confirmed? thanks.
 
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