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Subsidiaries/Affiliates/Franchisees. Entities related to the ZED/MIBA member that fulfills the individual respective category conditions as reflected in Appendix C of the ZED/MIBA agreement.

satellite ticket printer

Remote ticketing printer, a ticketing printer that is off-site.


Scheduled airline ticket office.

schedule data

Airlines publish schedule data and distribute it to the entire industry via two providers, OAG and Innovata. Schedule data includes many variables condensed into a single table, including airline code, aircraft type, departure and arrival times, codeshare information, number of seats available, and some in-flight service information.


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


Specific Commodity Rate. A rate that applies to freight of a distinct description. These rate descriptions are assigned a number and are listed numerically and alphabetically near the front of the tariff.


Small computer system interface.

season type

A code that identifies the fare as applying during a specific type of season, such as High, Low, or Basic.

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.

second freedom

The right to make a technical landing for refueling, etc. without boarding or disembarking revenue traffic.


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


A batch to be released by a specified time or subscriptions pull. Department of Justice regulated fares must be secured to a subscriptions pull that includes CRSs. See also batch status.


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 (YQ/YR) Fees, Ticketing Fees, Optional Services (including baggage allowance and charges), and Branded Fares.


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.

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.


See data table set.


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.


Standard foreign fare level.


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.

sixth freedom

The right to carry revenue traffic between two points within a foreign country.

SM Number

See ServiceManager request number.


Simple object access protocol.


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.
special maintenance

A program that creates multiple transactions.


Standard Schedules Information Manual. This manual establishes a set of common standards for external exchanges. It does not set out to dictate how airlines or other organizations should handle their own internal schedule information.


Special Service Request.


Single Sequence Segment screens.


Special Service Ticket, used to ticket special services such as upgrades.

standard commission

A fixed public level of agents' remuneration established in a market by an airline.

  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 codes

Codes that indicate whether a reservation is confirmed, such as WL for waitlisted.

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.


A function that allows fares to be amended or canceled within a fares batch.


See data table string.


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.


See data table subset.


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.

Table Name
966 Seasonality/Day of Week Indicator (pending)
974 Fare Type Table
975 Carrier Table (pending)
976 Surface Sector
977 Transfer Specification
978 ZoneĀ 
979 Fare Creator
980 Secondary Seller Control ID Number (pending)
981 Geographic Location (pending)
983 Security
984 Via Location (pending)
985 Carrier Limit Table (pending)
986 Carrier/Flight Table
987 Waiver
988 Reissue
989 Base Fare Information
990 Carrier Application Table
991 Surcharge (pending)
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.