jran225
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Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 7:25 am

Hey guys,

I was just browsing through my JP Airline Fleets 2003/04 when I started paying attention to the SITA codes of some airlines. Here is British Airways' SITA code as an example:

- LHRPRBA

Obviously, the first three letters LHR represent the airport at which the airline is based, in this case Heathrow. The last two letters form the IATA code for the airlines, in this case BA for British Airways. What I can't explain is what the other two letters PR stand for. Any and all information would be very much appreciated! Smile

Regards,
-Omar S.
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 7:42 am

They stand for a specific department or office. Some are standardized, some are not. Some airlines use their own unique codes.

Some of the more standardized codes are:
LL = Baggage Service
KK = Station
RR = Reservations (general)
RP = Prepaid Desk
KP = Airport passenger services.
SS = Sales Department
DS = District Sales Office



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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 10:59 am

When I worked at SVG, mine was SVGKRWF, Stavanger-Ramp-Wideroe. Gate was SVGKLWF. Main office, SVGKKWF. Lost luggage, SVGLLWF.
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 11:22 am

These were originally the routing addresses for teletype message traffic (back in the day), and continue to be used today by default, though most message traffic doesn't travel over the traditional teletype anymore. They're pretty handy to know, as you can usually get a message to just about anywhere/any airline you want, as long as you know the station/city.

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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 11:44 am

Some more codes...

OO= Operations
MX= Maintenance
DD= Dispatch
TR= Ticket Counter
TC= Ticket Counter
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 12:40 pm

There are so many different TTY addresses these days. Most airports have their own designation for gates. At DTW for UA, for instance, the ticket counter is DTWCSUA--evidently, the CS is for Customer Service.
The supervisor office could be DTWSSUA, for example (not that that is the correct address...)
Some other addresses are:

KK - station manager
LL - lost luggage
CS - customer services
TR - ticket counter
PH - passenger handling
PO - ticketing
RC - CRC - Central Reservations Control
RM - Prepaid Ticketing Advice code

The list can go on (and on) and on!
 
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 5:31 pm

When I worked for Aeroflot at Schiphol we had these SITA codes:

AMSTOSU / SPLAPSU

AMSterdam TOwn-office SU (Aeroflot)
SPL (Schiphol) AP (AirPort-office) SU (Aeroflot)
 
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 5:37 pm

PR is Flight Operations if memory serves me correctly
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Fri May 28, 2004 5:40 pm

Some general cargo codes:

FF - General cargo code - could be either booking or handling or both
FR - Cargo reservations
FH - Cargo handling
FS - Cargo sales

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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 1:53 am

some more codes


hh catering
fi cargo import
fe cargo export
ff cargo general
 
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 3:06 am

Re: RM - Prepaid Ticketing Advice code

Not strictly true. 'RM' is the address for machine-processable interline booking messages i.e. all booking messages incoming from external systems such as CRS and other airlines. This is almost always a single predesignated point that is notified to IATA and published in IATA directories, eg.

Northwest = HDQRMNW
KLM = AMSRMKL
SAA = JNBRMSA

The predesignated address does not actually have to be in the city defined in the address, e.g. SAA's address is JNBRMSA, but the machine is actually in Zurich.

The correct address for PTA's is 'RP'.

'RR' is used for non-automated offices of an airline having a computerised reservations system, for communicating with that reservations system's pre-designated point. Eg. if a non-automated office of Indian Airlines in Kathmandu wished to make a booking on Indian Airlines, they would send the following message

DELRMIC . . . . (the addressed system)
.KTMRRIC 280900. . . . . (the originator address and date/time group)
KTMIC ICRL01 . . . . . (Owning office record locator or reference)
1PERSON/AMR . . . . . (passenger name)
IC971C12JUNDELBOMNN1 (need one seat on IC971 C Class departing 12 JUN DEL BOM)

That's pretty much how all bookings are communicated from one system to another (with varying levels of complexity and connectivity, but that's the basic principle).
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 6:10 am

A million thanks guys....this clears up everything! Smile Smile

Regards,
-Omar S.
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 6:37 am

RM is the Sita "dump box" for other GDS's & handling bookings... and for any miscellaneous messages...

When an airline or another GDS does a booking on another carrier, it comes across looking like this:

HDQRMPA
.MUCRM1A 2000000 (ARC # if its a travel agency)
MUC1A XXXXXX/CID1S2101/1654150/CID/1A/T/US//SU
1Last/first 1Last/first
PA750Y28MAY FLLMHH SS2/1200 1315
OSI YY CTCT CID 319 366-1411 GLOBE TRAVELS

(actual booking)
MUCRM1A is Amadeus, I think...

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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 10:58 am

At SN Brussles Airlines in Paris, we had PARTOSN. Does anyone know what TO means?

Thanks!

Louis

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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 12:05 pm

One would probably think TO means Ticket Office.

I know in San Francisco our teletype messages usually go to our Operations as SFOOOOO. I'd like to know what other addresses we have set up at the station. As of yet I don't know how to send teletypes through our system.

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RE: Sita Code Question!

Sat May 29, 2004 12:33 pm

In basic apollo:

Y (return)
SFOCSOO
.(your addy) ALLOFOO

message


Kai, don't they teach you any basic Apollo commands anymore? We got busted at Lakes for sending tons of SITA messages..

-n
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RE: Sita Code Question!

Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:41 pm

Re: RM is the Sita "dump box" for other GDS's & handling bookings... and for any miscellaneous messages...

It is not a dump box - it is the routing for machine-processable messages only. Since messages routed to an RM address will go straight into a machine for processing, rather than a printer, don't use RM for anything other than booking and update messages, schedule messages and the like.

Re:
HDQRMPA
.MUCRM1A 2000000 (ARC # if its a travel agency)

Nope - the ARC number comes in the next line...

HDQRMPA
.MUCRM1A 20120026 (Date/time ie. 20th of the month, 1200 and 26 seconds)
MUC1A XXXXXX/CID1S2101/1654150/CID/1A/T/US/USD/SU
1Last/first 1Last/first
PA750Y28MAY FLLMHH SS2/1200 1315
OSI YY CTCT CID 319 366-1411 GLOBE TRAVELS

The point of sale/booking originator item is broken down as follows

MUC............ Delivering system location (MUC = Munich)
1A ............. Delivering system identifier code (1A = Amadeus)
XXXXXX....... Originating system Record Locator
/CID1S2101.. Office Identifier within Originating System (Pseudo city code)
/1654150..... ARC/IATA or TIDS number
/CID............ True city or airport location of Originating Office
/1A............. Originating System within Delivering system
/T............... Agent Type (T= Travel Agent, A=Airline, E= Internet)
/US............. Point of Sale Country
/USD........... Ticketing Currency of Point of Sale country
/SU............ Miscellaneous information



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