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A set of fields in the Fare Manager Rules system for Combinations (Category 10) that provides access to and a summary of subcategory data.

Secondary passenger

The Secondary Passenger Type Code is used to indicate the PTCs that may be further discounted by the presence of Categories 19-22 in the actual Fare By Rule tariff.

Secondary portion of travel

A portion of travel of a fare component that is not determined as primary portion of travel.


In international fares, a portion of a journey covered by a single flight coupon. Also called segment.


In domestic US/CA fares, a portion of a journey covered by a single flight coupon. Also called sector.

Selling fare amount

The amount a passenger pays the agency (or consolidator) for the Negotiated Fare. Also called the Selling amount.

Selling updater

The person or organization who may update the Selling fare based on the Net fare and who makes the Negotiated Fare available for travel agents.


A continuous or related series. Mainly used in reference to the organization of data with categories in the FareManager Rules system.

Service Fees

ATPCO's suite of products that automates and centralizes the collection of ancillary fees for a wide range of secondary charges and services. The current suite of products includes Carrier-Imposed Fees, Ticketing Fees, Optional Services (including baggage allowance and charges), and Branded Fares.

Service Type Code

A code identifying the service for which a fee will be assessed. This code consists of a generic service code and a more specific Sub Code to further define the service. Optional Services uses the following six service types: flight-related service, ticket-related services, fare-related services, baggage allowance, baggage charges, and merchandise.


A Web-based workflow management tool that customers use to submit requests and inquiries to ATPCO Customer Service. Customers can then use their dashboard in ServiceManager to monitor the status of, or manage correspondence pertaining to, their requests.

ServiceManager request number

A system-generated ticket or reference number assigned to requests that are submitted to ATPCO Customer Service via ServiceManager.


The process by which interline partners allocate revenue on a ticket where each carrier operated a coupon.

Sideline city

The city that appears second in a market city pair. Also called destination city.


Sale inside, ticketing inside; sold and ticketed in country of journey origin


Sale inside, ticketing outside; sold in country of journey origin and ticketed outside country of origin.


Sale outside, ticketing inside; sold outside country of journey origin and ticketed inside country of origin.


Sale outside, ticketing outside; sold and ticketed outside country of journey origin.


(CTA) Special Permission. Reference to the approval number given by a government for an application. See also approval number.


1. (interline accounting) Special Prorate Agreement. 2. (CTA) Special Permission Application. A submission to the Canadian government on behalf of a carrier requesting permission to action revisions on less than the governmentally required statutory notice.


1. Passengers who are holding tickets on standby fares that do not allow them to make reservations. 2. Passengers on a waiting list awaiting an available seat.

Starting fare

A fare amount filed with ATPCO as a fare record or Fare By Rule that is used in the first step in the Negotiated Fares process to calculate or determine related fare amounts.

Status dashboard

Found at the top of the screen in the Fares system, this field contains queries, batch activities, and downloads links. The number of uploads that are processing is also displayed,


An intermediate ticketed point within the fare component at which the calculated elapsed time (the period between the scheduled local times of arrival and departure) is greater than the time period defined in a carrier's tariff as a stopover (4 hours for the ATPCO US/CA Domestic Fares Product and 24 hours for the ATPCO International Fares Product). A stopover is always a transfer.


(DOT) Special Tariff Permission. Reference to the approval number given by a government for an application. See also approval number.


Special Tariff Permission Application. A submission to the United States government on behalf of a carrier requesting permission to action revisions on less than the governmentally required statutory notice.


Subdivisions of IATA Traffic Conference areas that may or may not correspond to geographic definitions.


A subdivision of a category used to organize complex data. For example, Category 10 contains eight subcategories.


Data Subscription Service. Any ATPCO data sent via electronic transmission to subscribers of this service for use in text displays and in autopricing.


Any company that buys automated data from ATPCO.

Subscription distribution

The transmission of fare and rule changes to subscribers multiple times per day.

Supporting table

A table containing a set of data elements that are used to further express additional information about other data. For example, Carrier Flight Table (Table 986) within Category 4 and Fare By Rule Index is a supporting table. Also called internal table. 163 Sub Code 164 Tax Text 165 Equipment Type 166 Features and Attributes 167 Sector Detail 168 Service and Baggage 169 Passenger Type Code 170 Currency 171 Carrier/Resulting Fare Class 172 Account Code 173 Ticket Designator 178 User Zone 183 Security 186 Carrier Flight 189 Fare Identification 190 Carrier Application 191 Seat Characteristics 196 Text 198 RBD 966 Seasonality / Day of Week Indicator (pending) 974 Fare Type Table 976 Surface Sector 978 Zone 979 Fare Creator 982 Security (discontinued) 983 Security 984 Via Location (pending) 985 Carrier Limit Table (pending) 986 Carrier/Flight Table 987 Waiver 988 Reissue 989 Base Fare Table 990 Carrier Application Table 992 Currency 993 Same Point 994 Override Date 995 Geographic Specifications 996 Text 997 Joint Carrier 999 RBD Exception Code Table


An additional amount applied to a published fare or rule for fuel, terminal, or fire fees.

System assumptions

FareManager Rules provisions that are assumed to apply (in a rules environment) when not superseded by specific provisions pertinent to a specific fare or fare general rule.


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