Overview of the different Amadeus Fare types

Amadeus Fare types: Amadeus supports a wide range of fare kinds. The primary meal types and their definitions are explained here.

In Amadeus, fare phrases are becoming increasingly intricate. Prior to implementing negotiated rates (also known as Nego fares), Amadeus first announced discounted fares as published fares. Later, Unifares such as ATPCO Nego, ATPCO Private, and others were added.

Amadeus Fare types

Nego fares are provided by a variety of sources, and each source offers a wide range of products, which contributes to the complexity of the many types of fares.

Here is a list of the various fare kinds and how to display or quote them:

SourceTypes of faresCode in Unifare FQD
(see example in FQD display below)
AmadeusAmadeus Nego fares
Amadeus Nego corporatefares
DDF (Dynamic Discounted Fares)
DDF – Corporate
ATPCOPrivate fares (cat. 15)
Private fares with corporate code
ATPCO Nego fares (cat. 35)
ATPCO Nego fares with corporate code
Fares by rule (cat. 25) with or without corporate codeCode of the fare they are based on
(ABV or W)

An illustration of a Fare Quote Display (FQD) entry that requests published fares and Unifares

A published fare is indicated when the Fare column is blank.

Consult the Amadeus Help page HE UNI.106 for further details.

How to check Discounted published fares with Passenger Type Code (PTC)

1 – The option /R is used to enter the PTC (Passenger Type Code), although there is no special character inserted after the R.

2 – The PTC may come from SITA as a two-letter code or from ATPCO as a three-alphanumeric code. Amadeus has an equivalent table known as the M-table that allows end customers globally to use one type of code or another, according on their preference, for discounts that are common to both contexts (for example: CH=CHD, IN=INF, ZZ=YTH and others).

Amadeus Quick Reference Guide | Amadeus GDS Commands

3 – There may be a difference between the PTC for the price entry and the PTC for the FQD entry.

4 – The Passenger Type Code may be one of the following when pricing with a PTC:

  • To the name field was added
  • filled out in the FD field
  • The last option—which is the one that is here documented—was appended to the pricing entry.

You may learn more about PTCs in:

  • After FQD, there is a mysterious entry called FQL* that shows PTCs for both FQD and price entries.
  • Page of Amadeus Help (For price) HE PTC
  • Information page for Amadeus GGFQTDIS
FQDAll pricing entries (FXP, FXX, FXA and others)Example
N/aDiscount passenger with infantFXP/PAX/RYTH//INF
N/aMultiple discounts (one per passenger)FXP/RCH*IN
N/aCumulative discounts (discount applied on another discount):
Military family 1 adult+1 infant+1 child (11 years old)
Military adult and child (11 years old) + 1 infant with regular infant discount
N/aQuoting infants only:
– Infant only with infant discount
– Infant only with cumulative discount infant on military

How to check Amadeus Nego fares and Amadeus Nego corporate fares

These prices are the product of a deal reached between airlines, consolidators, and travel companies. They are immediately loaded into the Amadeus Nego database. There are three levels: published, selling, and net.

Office IDs are used by security. Additionally, they can be loaded for particular corporations using corporate names or numbers.

  • Visit the Amadeus Help page HE FQE for additional details on encode/decode entries.

Note –

1 – There must be a comma (,) following the R.

2 – More prices available in EUR and USD are shown, and these fares may be loaded in other currencies.

Add the option FS- to the end of the fare to display it (for instance, FQDFRANYC/R,U,FS-USD).

  • Visit the Amadeus Help sites HENEGO or HEFQE, as well as the Amadeus Information pages GG1ADIS, for more details.
FQDAll pricing entries
With corporate contracts/R,U123456
Up to 6 contract numbers:/R,U000035-000003

Note – There must be six digits in the contract number. If it is less than six digits, put zeros before it (for instance, 000001).

How to check ATPCO Amadeus Private fares

These are one-level, single-level negotiated fares that airlines load through ATPCO with a security setting of 15 (Sales Restrictions). Private fares come in 2 varieties:

  • outdated or unusual private fares
  • New private standard rates

The decision of how to file fares is made by the airlines.

Note –

1 – Instead of using the office ID, these fares can be loaded with a security based on the IATA number. In this instance, the office profile’s NPT field—not the CIN field—provides the IATA number that is needed for validation.

2 – According to Amadeus Information pages GGFQTFDL, ATPCO transmits these fares to Amadeus at the same frequency as the public fare data.

3 – Due to the fact that they only have one level, these fares cannot be utilized for Net Remit.

  • Consult the Amadeus Help page HE PRIVATE and the Amadeus Information page GG1ADI for more details.

There are 3 ways to load the ATPCO private fares:

  • Unusual private flight rates
  • Regular private rates
  • With a business code, regular private fares

Amadeus Non-standard private fares

Airlines may submit these fares using a variety of PTCs; the ones listed below are the most popular ones. In the fare notes (FQN) display, look for the PTC. As with other PTCs, the PTC can be added to the pricing entry as follows or in the name field, in an FD element, or after the pricing entry:

FQDAll pricing entries(FXP, FXX, FXA and others)
Children (nn=age):
This PTC only:
/RPFA or /RJCB or /R,U

Amadeus Standard private fares

There is no particular way to show or quote just these fares. The Unifare option is the only one that is offered.

FQDAll pricing entries

Amadeus Standard private fares with corporate code

No particular option exists to display or quote only these fares. The Unifare option is used to complete it.

FQDAll pricing entries
Up to 6 contract numbers:

Note – There must be six digits in the contract number. If it is less than six digits, put zeros before it (for instance, 000001).

How to check ATPCO Amadeus Nego fares

These prices are a portion of the private ATPCO prices. The authorized sales outlets are located under Category 35.

They have three tiers (net, selling, and published), similar to the Amadeus Nego fares, which is their key distinction from ATPCO private fares cat. They are ineligible for Net Remit. In addition, they may employ corporate contract numbers.

There isn’t a dedicated option to just show or quote certain fares. The Unifare option is the only one offered.

FQDAll pricing entries

Note- There must be six digits in the contract number. If it is less than six digits, put zeros before it (for instance, 000001).

Amadeus Dynamic Discounted Fares (DDF)

The airline, consolidator, and travel agents enter discounts on behalf of groups of users into the Amadeus DDF database (a component of the Amadeus Nego database) based on the office ID. Only advertised carrier fares offered by the airline are eligible for the reductions.

The FareXpert program can be used to update the DDF database.

You can find more details on the Amadeus Help page. Amadeus and HE Dynamic information pages GG1ADYN

There isn’t a dedicated option to just show or quote certain fares. The Unifare option is the only one offered.

FQDAll pricing entries

Note – There must be six digits in the contract number. Precede it with zeros if it is fewer than six digits long (for instance: 000001).

Amadeus Unifares

Unifares include several groups of discounted fares:

  • 1A Amadeus Nego fares
  • DDF (Dynamic Discounted Fares)
  • Amadeus Private fares (cat. 15)
  • ATPCO Amadeus Nego fares (cat. 35)
  • ATPCO Amadeus fares by rule (cat. 25)

You can find more details on the Amadeus Help page. HE UNI

TypeFQD (1)All pricing entries
Generic entry/R,U/R,U
For a corporate contract/R,U123456/R,U123456
Both with and without contract/R,U,U123456/R,U,U123456

The type of fare is shown in the F column to the right of the screen in the FQD entry.

Amadeus Webfares

Webfares are rates that airlines provide on their websites.

To get these tickets loaded into Amadeus, Amadeus negotiates a deal with each airline, typically in exchange for a reduction in the booking fees.

This kind of agreement has been signed by major airlines in TC1, including AA, DL, CO, UA, AC, and others.

The airline notifies ATPCO of its fares. They frequently restrict the prices to particular markets or collections of travel firms. The fares are categorised as 15, 35, or even 25 (depending on the airline’s preference). Certain airlines submit them using the PTC code WEB.

Any information suggesting that the fare is a Webfare may be mentioned by the airline at its discretion. Some food names reference it. These fares must be handled in the same manner as other fares of the same category.

Combining several types of Amadeus fares
TypeFQDAll pricing entries
Unifares and published fares/R,UPN/a
Unifares corporate and published fares (3)/R,P,U123456/R,P,U123456
PTC + type of fare (2)
– Nego fare with a child discount
– Unifares with a child discount
– Private fare for an infant

The kind of fare is entered after the PTC and is separated from it by a comma (,).

There must be six digits in the contract number. If it is less than six digits, put zeros before it (for instance, 000001).

Past date Amadeus fares

Except for the US and Canada markets, where it is only 90 days, past date pricing is accessible for a maximum of one year. The accuracy of the information is not guaranteed, though.

ExamplesFQDAll pricing entries
Travel starting on 20MAY15/D20MAY15
Fares valid on 20MAY15/R,20MAY15/R,20MAY15
Fares and rules are from the date entered,
routing and currency from the current date
Amadeus IT Fares

Entry for IT pricing:

TypeFXP entryAll pricing entries

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