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Terminology Question

Rishi Krishnan
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Joined: Jun 08, 2006
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How do you call a group of segments that form a trip from a depature city to destination city? Is it a slice?

What is the Airline Terminology for this?

Please let me know.

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Rishi
Ricardo Ferreira
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Joined: Feb 13, 2006
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Could be called 'Flight' or 'Itinerary', it will depends about how the itinerary is modeled at your BDM.


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Newman Huang
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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in the airfare booking system from Manchester Airport, the confirmming information for booking is 'flight itinerary'.


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Rishi Krishnan
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Joined: Jun 08, 2006
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Please understand that I am not fighting for Terminology. I just wanted to name valueObjects appropriately. Having said that,

Flight: It may not be appropriate term because a flight represents a segment(may be multiple). Depature to Destination is not always in a single flight.

Itinerary: This too may not be an appropriate term because when I show a list of departure flights as Search Results, I cannot repersent them as Itineraries.

Would Trip be the right Term? A trip will contain a set of segments from departure to destination. The search results will contain a collection of trips and the user can select 1 trip for departure and 1 for return.

Any suggestions please?

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R
Alok Sharma
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Joined: May 17, 2004
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A Flight corresponds to one segment and is an identification of the segment as per the business domain.

To explain the relationship: ItineraryVO will hold FlightVO and FlightVO will have flightID and segmentVO.

Customer can have ItineraryVOList if has multiple itneraries.
Rishi Krishnan
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I hope I am not voilating any rules in the forum. If yes, Please delete this message.

I agree that Flight and Segment have one-to-one relationship as per BDM. But 1 flight can used for 2 segments.
Example: The same flight can serve 2 segments:

1. IAD to ORD Segment
2. ORD to LAX Segment (Direct Flight with one stop)

So a segment will have Departure City and Destination City but not flight.

So, ItineraryVO will have something like TripVO and TripVO will have multiple SegmentVOs and one SegmentVO will have one FlightVO. Please let me know if this is not correct.

But my question is, when the user searches for flights, how do you "name" 1 trip containing multiple segments? This is one single unit in search results and cannot be seperated. The User will have to choose one from multiple trips in search results.(May be 2 for round trip).

Any suggestions?

Thanks
Rishi
Rishi Krishnan
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Any thoughts about this?
Sathya Sankar
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Rishi - Check out http://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/obfshome.cfm?level=2&path=travel&xmldata=glossary
and http://www.talaytours.com/ticketinfo.htm for a list of airline terminologies.

Whatever you decide to go with, ensure you document the terms and the description clearly indicating why you went that route.


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Rishi Krishnan
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Thanks Sathya. I shall have a look at it.
Karen Li
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how about the term for segment? cannot find in the link... thanks.
 
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