How to Read a Route Map

A route map is a follow on entry from a fare display that gives permitted routing and carrier options.


Important!

Route maps should always be read in conjunction with the flight application paragraph of the fare and apply in either direction.

A choice of airlines may be shown between cities but at times these may not operate to some of the destinations. The route map isn't a guarantee that all airlines operate that sector - it only gives permitted options.

Displaying a Route Map

General Information

Symbol Definitions

 

Symbol                          

 Definition  Example
/    When two or more cities are separated by ‘/ ’, this means ‘or’. Only one of these cities may be used as a transfer/stopover or origin/destination point
PER - SYD/MEL/BNE - HKG Your customer can travel from PER to HKG via either SYD, MEL or BNE. Only one of these intermediate cities can be selected as the via point.
- When two cities are separated by the ‘-‘, this means ‘to’. Both cities may be used as transfer/stopover points or omitted from your customer's itinerary. The cities must be flown in order and by the airline shown in the route map.
SYD - QF - PER - QF – SIN Your customer can travel on Qantas either direct from SYD to SIN or via PER

Routings

  • Any one or more transfer/stopover points may be omitted and non-stop services of the airline shown in the route map substituted across the points in between.
  • Surface travel is permitted between any two points, excluding origin and destination points, that are separated by a ' - '. If there is no valid airline between two cities, the route map will state 'surface required'. Your customer will need to surface if these cities are part of their itinerary.

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Eligible Airlines

Travel is limited to the airlines indicated. If the route map does not indicate an airline, the default airline is Qantas (QF) when displaying a QF fare.

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Displaying a Route Map

Process

Step 1. Request a fare display
Step 2. Select the route map for the line number of the fare required.

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GDS Entries

 GDS   Entry to Display a Route Map
 Amadeus   FQR3
 Sabre   RD3*RTG
 Galileo  FR*3