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1. (WO2001033406) AVAILABILITY PROCESSING IN A TRAVEL PLANNING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/033406    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/041653
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 28 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06Q 10/02
G06Q 30/02
G06Q 30/06
Applicants: ITA SOFTWARE, INC.
BAGGET, David
GALPERIN, Gregory, R.
DEMARCKEN, Carl, G.
Inventors: BAGGET, David
GALPERIN, Gregory, R.
DEMARCKEN, Carl, G.
Title: AVAILABILITY PROCESSING IN A TRAVEL PLANNING SYSTEM
Abstract:
A travel planning system that implements seat availability determinations is described. The planning system includes a scheduling process for determining a set of instances of transportion that satisfy a user query and a faring process that determines fares valid for at least some of the instances in the set of instances of transportion. The travel planning system also includes an availability process that uses results from a single source of seat availability for a mode of transportation to determine a set of available instances of transportion and determines whether the results from the single source are reliable.