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What do the abbreviations mean in the following itinerary:

  2  EK 641 L 29NOV 2 KBLDXB HK1       I  1630 1905   *1A/E*                   
  3  EK 344 L 29NOV 2 DXBKUL HK1       3  2140 0835+1 *1A/E*                   
  4  MH 704 V 30NOV 3 KULMNL HK1       M  1245 1630   *1A/E*                   
  5  UA 184 Y 01DEC 4 MNLGUM HK1       1  2255 0440+1 *1A/E*                   
  6  UA 155 Y 02DEC 5 GUMTKK HK1          0820 1008

especially, the numbers (2,2,3,4,5) before KBLDXB, KULMNL.... The letters and numbers before time (I, 3, M, 1) *1A/E*?

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    A four day trip, in economy, from Kabul to Weno: you must be in a very specialized line of work. Or you have a terrible travel agent. ;) – Calchas Nov 23 '16 at 12:51
  • Strange to see tabular data distributed without headers, thus asking this question. I usually see exports into Excel (xls(x)) or CSV formats, and also with PDF and/or Web (HTML/CSS) visually-styled presentation as well. Seems pretty unprofessional. – Pysis Nov 23 '16 at 15:26
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    @Pysis This is (an excerpt) of the raw PNR that would be printed on paper for a passenger who wanted it. Changing the presentation often obscures the information that the passenger needs. – Calchas Nov 23 '16 at 19:09
  • @Pysis the itineraries I received from airlines are often written in contracted headlines that I can't understand – phuclv Nov 24 '16 at 9:14
  • @LưuVĩnhPhúc Like abbreviated headlines? – Pysis Nov 26 '16 at 22:17
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Reading from left to right:

2 is the segment number on your itinerary. Segment 1 is used as a header.

EK 641 is the flight prefix and number. This is Emirates flight 641.

L is the booking class for this sector. L is often a midprice economy booking class.

29NOV is the departure date, in the time zone of the departure airport.

2: The numbers after the date are days of the week. 1 is Monday, 2 is Tuesday, etc.

KBLDXB is the origin and departure airport codes concatenated. This is a flight from Kabul to Dubai.

HK1 is the flight status. HK means your reservation is confirmed. 1 means it is confirmed for one passenger.

I: The letter or number before the time is the departing terminal, in this case the International terminal at Kabul. On the next flight it is terminal M from Kuala Lumpur.

1630 the departure time at Kabul, local time.

1905 the arrival time at Dubai, local (Dubai) time. Sometimes you will see a +1 to indicate that the local time is one day ahead of the date at the time and place of departure.

*1A/E* is a tag indicating that the sector is eligible to be printed on an eticket instead of a paper ticket.

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    I think "segment" 1 is used for a header row – thelem Nov 23 '16 at 16:07
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    Just a note: *1A/E* is not the only way to signal that it can be printed on an e-ticket, as 1A is Amadeus (one of the two biggest GDS in the world, the other being 1S: Sabre). I don't know if *1S/E* is a thing as Google is quite unhelpful... – Matthieu M. Nov 24 '16 at 12:19
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5 UA 184 Y 01DEC 4 MNLGUM HK1 1 2255 0440+1 1A/E

5: Segment 5
UA 184: United Airlines Flight 184
Y: fare class (pricey economy)
4: Thursday
MNLGUM: Manila to Guam
HK1: one confirmed seat
1: Terminal 1 (I think)
2255: departs 10:55 pm
0440+1: arrives 4:40am the next day
*1A/E* : Amadeus e-ticket
2

Have a look here.

1A/E* = 1A/Amadeus, E* = E-ticketable segment.

  • I have summarised the relevant info! – Leonardo Seccia Nov 25 '16 at 17:04

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