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Alpha character in Pax Invoice header record

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Created by Shankar S on 2011-01-28 02:49:24 Back to Topics

Alpha character in Pax Invoice header record

Hi
 
Pax invoice header record, billing airline field states incase of  Alphanumeric carrier accounting codes, the alphabetic character (which is usually the first character of the accounting code) will be translated into numeric as follows: A = 10, B = 11, C = 12,… S=28, T=29, U=30… Z=35. Could you pls confirm that IS will ensure the alpha character will always be the first character.
 
Shankar
Replied by Ashley H on 2011-02-22 13:32:29
Shankar,
 
The code is 3Alphanumeric, but with no limitation as to positioning, with the exception that we reserved some slots for student organisations.

From:
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 2:49 AM
Subject: Alpha character in Pax Invoice header record

Hi
 
Pax invoice header record, billing airline field states incase of  Alphanumeric carrier accounting codes, the alphabetic character (which is usually the first character of the accounting code) will be translated into numeric as follows: A = 10, B = 11, C = 12,… S=28, T=29, U=30… Z=35. Could you pls confirm that IS will ensure the alpha character will always be the first character.
 
Shankar
Replied by Ashley H on 2011-02-24 13:32:33
Hi Shankar,
 
After further internal discussion I would like to provide you with a more updated reply to your question. Please omit the reply I had given above.
 

The alpha numeric prefix (used by Non-Airline Entities) will always follow the pattern 'ANN' where A is an alphabet and NN is the numeric component in case of Passenger and Cargo Billings. The Alpha character will always be the 1st character in the Airline Prefix which will require translation if it needs to be represented on an IS-IDEC file.

 

Note: There is no such restriction with regards to Non Airline Entities involved in the Miscellaneous and UATP area where we only have the IS-XML specification as the file format for Invoice data exchange. Such carriers can have Alphanumeric codes not following the ANN pattern (e.g. it can be NAN, NNA etc). As there is no need to carry out any translation of the Alphanumeric Prefix in case of Misc/UATP invoices which are reported only through IS-XML or IS-WEB… it should not impact.

 

Best regards


From:
Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:32 PM
Subject: Alpha character in Pax Invoice header record

Shankar,
 
The code is 3Alphanumeric, but with no limitation as to positioning, with the exception that we reserved some slots for student organisations.

From:
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011 2:49 AM
Subject: Alpha character in Pax Invoice header record

Hi
 
Pax invoice header record, billing airline field states incase of  Alphanumeric carrier accounting codes, the alphabetic character (which is usually the first character of the accounting code) will be translated into numeric as follows: A = 10, B = 11, C = 12,… S=28, T=29, U=30… Z=35. Could you pls confirm that IS will ensure the alpha character will always be the first character.
 
Shankar
 
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