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Cat 15 – Sales Restrictions

Category 15 is used to restrict the sale of a fare by various conditions. These conditions include:

  • reservations/ticketing dates
  • countries/currencies of sale
  • method of ticketing
  • who may sell the fare
  • locales where the fare may or may not be sold.

Note: Not all Category 15 functionality is currently validated by Travelport 360 Fares, as noted below.


Public Tariffs

When there is no Category 15 information, the fare is available for sale, ticketing, and display at all times,

anywhere, and by anyone, within the confines of the other category provisions.

Private Tariffs

When there is no Category 15 information, the fare is not available for sale, ticketing, and display at any time,

anywhere, or by anyone.

Differences in Category 15 processing between Public and Airline Private Fares are shown below. Please

note that if a private fare rule references Category 15 in a public general rule, the Category 15 application for

both is based on the logic for private processing.

Category 15 data as an IF from CAT35

Should both Category 15 and Category 35 be present in the fare rule and Display Category Type is L, T, or C, 360° Fares™ will process the security data in Category 35 and the non-security data in Category 15.


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4.1 Application of Data for Category 35 – Negotiated Fare Restrictions:

4.1.1 Security Table Number 983 – Bytes 14-21

The Security Table Number 983 data is carrier-instructed information located at the Category 35 – Negotiated Fare Restrictions level. When a Record 3 Category 35 is present, Security Table Number 983 data is required. The Security Table Number 983 identifies by whom and where the negotiated fare can or cannot be viewed, updated, redistributed, sold (booked), and/or ticketed (including reissued) after it has been distributed to the subscribers. All data within the Security Table Number 983 must be positively validated before processing the remainder of Category 35. When applicable security data is present in both Category 35 and Category 15 (Fare Rule, General Rule, and/or Footnote level/s), Category 35 is used for all security information, and only the non-security portion of Category 15 is validated (this applies when Category 15 is used as a Main Category). However, when Category 15 is used in the IF portion of a set (used as a Qualifying Category) in any main category, all fields are validated in Category 15, including security data (e.g. THEN Cat 5 IF Cat 15; in this case, all fields in Category 15 are validated).

NOTE: If a subscriber does not process Category 35 data, they will apply security information from Category 15 instead.

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