Improved Fare Rules Formatting

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Tonight we updated how we format our Fare Rules to make them more readable and useful.  For example, what used to look like this:

RTW BOOKING CLASSES BY CARRIER CXR FIRST BUSINESS  ECONOMY AC C NOTE 4 C NOTE 4  H BD D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M CA A NOTE 5 D NOTE 5  M  F WITHIN CN C WITHIN CN  M WITHIN CN  F NOTE 8 C NOTE 8  M FM A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M JK D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M JP D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M KF D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M LH A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M LO D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M LX A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M NH A NOTE 2 D NOTE 7  B  F WITHIN JP Y WITHIN JP  Y WITHIN JP NOTE 3 NZ C NOTE 6 D NOTE 6 X  M NOTE 11 MS A NOTE 3 D NOTE 1  M OS D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M OU D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M OZ A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M  Y WITHIN KR Y WITHIN KR  Y WITHIN KR SA A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M SK/BU D NOTE 9 D NOTE 9  M NOTE 10 SQ A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M TG A NOTE 2 D NOTE 3  M TK A NOTE 2 D NOTE 1  M TP D NOTE 1 D NOTE 1  M UA A NOTE 5 D NOTE 5  M US A NOTE 5 D NOTE 5  M NOTE 1 IF D NOT AVAILABLE BOOK Y.
NOTE 2 IF A NOT AVAILABLE BOOK D.
NOTE 3 IF A/F NOT AVAILABLE BOOK D.IF D NOT AVAILABLE BOOK Y EXCEPT ON DIRECT SERVICES TO/FROM USA BOOK U.
NOTE 4 IF C NOT AVAILABLE BOOK H.
etc…

Now looks like this:

RTW BOOKING CLASSES BY CARRIER
CXR        FIRST        BUSINESS       ECONOMY
AC         C NOTE 4     C NOTE 4       H
BD         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
CA         A NOTE 5     D NOTE 5       M
F WITHIN CN  C WITHIN CN    M
F NOTE 8     C NOTE 8       M
FM         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
JK         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
JP         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
KF         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
LH         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
LO         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
LX         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
NH         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 7       B
F WITHIN JP  Y WITHIN JP    Y
NOTE 3
NZ         C NOTE 6     D NOTE 6  X    M
MS         A NOTE 3     D NOTE 1       M
OS         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
OU         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
OZ         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
Y WITHIN KR  Y WITHIN KR    Y
SA         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
SK/BU      D NOTE 9     D NOTE 9       M
SQ         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
TG         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 3       M
TK         A NOTE 2     D NOTE 1       M
TP         D NOTE 1     D NOTE 1       M
UA         A NOTE 5     D NOTE 5       M
US         A NOTE 5     D NOTE 5       M
NOTE 1 IF D NOT AVAILABLE BOOK Y.
NOTE 2 IF A NOT AVAILABLE BOOK D.
NOTE 3 IF A/F NOT AVAILABLE BOOK D.IF D NOT
AVAILABLE BOOK Y EXCEPT ON DIRECT
SERVICES TO/FROM USA BOOK U.
NOTE 4 IF C NOT AVAILABLE BOOK H.

In the future, we hope to add more meta-data about the nature of the rules and restrictions of a fare to the initial Fare Information search so that it becomes less and less necessary to read the full fare rules.  Because let’s face it, no one really wants to do that.

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