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AMADEUS Interface Preparation
Preparing for Interface
This chapter applies to customers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guam, Caribbean (US territories) and Japan. Preparing for
Interface starts by contacting your Amadeus representative. At the time of invoicing, Amadeus generates the accounting
interface record called AIR. Your Amadeus agency profile should be updated to create an interface record at time of
invoicing as the default. Interface options are enabled when interface is first established and prior to initializing interface.
These options control which elements of a PNR are included in the AIR record. Contact the Amadeus support desk to
verify that you are setup for interface.
The Accounting Interface Record or AIR must pass through two Amadeus queues - the Application queue and the
Communication queue. The AIR is held on queue by Amadeus, pending transmission to your office, for 28 days from the
date the AIR was created. Once you have transmitted an AIR, it remains on the application queue for 7 days. Trams
recommends you interface AIRs on a daily basis.
Trams uses the Amadeus interface as a method of data entry. Trams does not control the ability to interface, or the
method of transmission. Trams may reside on or off the Amadeus network, but a Trams client must have access to the
records via a valid network connection.
AMADEUS needs to be aware of any branch links that may be required for interface. All Amadeus branch offices can
transmit AIRs to a single Interface queue for transmission to Trams. (MULTI-BRANCH is a billed option in Trams if you are
maintaining separate branch financial reports.)
Amadeus Interface Level 206
The AMADEUS Interface level controls the format of the Interface records. At the time of ticketing, the Amadeus Central
System collects data from the PNR, TST, and your office profile and generates the Accounting Interface Record or AIR.
Trams supports AMADEUS Interface 206.
AIR to FILE - Amadeus Configuration
Amadeus will set up your interface for AIR to file. This option requires that the Pro-Printer device is configured to capture
AIRS to a folder on the Amadeus network. Trams needs access to the exact path and folder name.
C:\AIR
Trams must have full access and share rights to the file. The Pro-Printer handling the transfer of records to a file should
be identifiable for troubleshooting. The Trams Back Office (TBO) operator should know the location of the Pro-Printer
device controlling the interface as well as the location of the folder and files.
AMADEUS Interface Control
Amadeus defines an Amadeus Terminal Identification or ATID. AMADEUS assigns this mnemonic address when interface
is first established. Before an Accounting Interface Record or AIR is transmitted to Trams, it must pass through two
Amadeus queues, the Application queue, and the Communication queue. The AIR is held on queue by AMADEUS,
pending transmission to your office, for 28 days from the date the AIR was created. Once you have transmitted an AIR, it
remains on the application queue for 7 days. Trams recommends you interface AIRs on a daily basis.
Note: The Agency profile in Amadeus controls whether or not you get an interface record or AIR, when you issue an
invoice. The system default is NO, and is changed when the interface is configured in Amadeus. There are other
accounting defaults as well. Please check with Amadeus support to verify that the following options have been selected.
**RM Accounting lines
**Voids
**Automated MC0 (B13)
**BTZ (Set to Yes to Interface itinerary Updates)
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An AIR is created each time a document is issued (i.e ticket, invoice), this includes e-mails and faxes. To suppress the
AIR from being created for a fax or e-mail enter /ZX at the end of the invoice/ticket command.
Determine Accounting Mnemonic Address - TTQLIST
This accounting mnemonic address is used to check the communication queue. It’s a different level than you would use or
need on a daily basis, but may help when first establishing the link.
F/AIR/GENERAL S lniata
Initialize Transmission of All Pending Messages - BASTART
This entry requests AMADEUS begin the transmission of all pending AIR records from the Interface queue to Trams. This
entry must be the first entry made to initialize interface. This entry is only required to initialize interface for the first time.
After stopping transmission (BSSTOP), DO NOT continue to transmit data on a daily basis with the BASTART/BSSTOP
commands. AIRs are sent using the more specific entries that follow (i.e. BADATE).
The BASTART entry is only used to initialize interface the first time or to re-start interface.
Stop Transmission of Pending Messages - BSSTOP
This entry requests AMADEUS to stop the transmission of records from the queue to Trams. Enter the BSSTOP,
immediately after the BASTART, to stop the automatic transmission of AIRs. You are allowed to selectively transmit
records while in the STOP mode using the more specific entries that follow (i.e.BADATE).
Check Status of the Interface Queue - BB
This entry allows you to see the status of the Application queue. AMADEUS responds with a status of START or
STOPPED.
Note: Amadeus recommends the Application queue status remains in the stop mode. This allows new records to
accumulate on the queue. In order to maintain the integrity of their system resources, Amadeus has implemented an
urgent enhancement to the processing of BASTART and BR transactions. The limitation of records that can be
transmitted through a BASTART or any BA with follow-up:
TRANSACTION IS BEING REDUCED FROM 4000 TO:
*100 RECORDS BETWEEN 6AM AND 6PM LOCAL TIME
*1000 RECORDS BETWEEN 6PM AND 6AM LOCAL TIME
If additional A.I.R.S are waiting in queue for transmission, the following warning message is displayed:
* TOO MANY AIRS - BASTART TO CONTINUE TRANSMISSION
(Please note that the processing time for a BASTART or other BA transaction option transmitting 1000 items may take more than 6
minutes.
A limitation of records that can be re-transmitted through a BR transaction is being introduced as follows:
* BR date transactions are rejected between 6AM AND 6PM local time with the following error message:
* RESTRICTED DAY/TIME (SYSTEM SECURITY)
* BR sequence number range transactions are rejected between 6am and 6pm local time if the sequence number range
exceeds 100 items.
* The following error message is displayed:
TRANSACTION LIMITED TO 100 ITEMS
Check Number of Messages on Queue - BDdate
This entry displays by sequence number all AIRs that have been generated and are stored in the system. The BD can
also be entered without the date for a a complete list of AIRs. The first column is the system-assigned sequence number.
An asterisk (*) before the number indicates the AIR has been transmitted. A dash (-) indicates the AIR is incomplete due
to a missing ticket or invoice number. The letter V at the end of the sequence number indicates the AIR was voided. A
blank, or no symbol, indicates the AIR has not been transmitted.
The different IATA numbers in the display represent branch offices that are linked, if entered at the main office. If entered
from a branch office, the display only shows local AIRs.
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Selective Transmission of Airs - BAdate
This entry, followed by a date or sequence numbers displayed by the BD entry, requests AMADEUS begin the
transmission of specific AIR records from the Application queue to Trams.
By date
BA03FEB
By sequence # range
BA020021-020035
By ARC/BSP number
BA05123456
While in the stop mode, only the records specified are transmitted. All other records remain on the Application Queue.
This is the recommended procedure.
Retransmission of Airs - BRdate
This entry, followed by a date or sequence numbers displayed by the BD entry, requests AMADEUS begin the retransmission of specific AIR records from the Application queue to Trams.
By date
BR03FEB
By sequence # range
BR020021-020035
By ARC/BSP number
BR05123456
While in the stop mode, only the records specified are transmitted. All other records remain on the Application Queue.
This is the recommended procedure.
Interfacing Multiple Branches
If you have multiple branches, Amadeus links the branches to a single Application queue. Trams sorts the invoices into
their proper branches by ARC/BSP numbers. Set up ARC/BSP numbers in Trams prior to sending records from Amadeus.
In addition to loading the ARC/BSP numbers, set the field “Allow Branch Entries” to “STP” or “FULL”
To set up Branches in Trams Back Office, go to Utilities|Set Up|Branches.
Establishing Daily Procedures
(Go over the Interface Overview Section of this guide for a detailed description of the Download and Processing steps.
Use this as your guide for establishing daily procedures.) Interface is a great tool for communicating with the Trams Back
Office system. In order to optimize the database that Trams is creating from your AIRs, you’ll want to set up some
minimum daily requirements to ensure the integrity of the data and to maintain the system.
TBO=Trams Back Office (Windows)
Download Procedures for TBO
1) From an Amadeus workstation type:
• BDdate to check the AIRs on queue
• BAdate to start the transmission of records
• or BRdate to re-transmit records
2) From the Trams main menu, select Interface|Download:
• Click on the Download button
• Once all records are received, click on the close button
3) From the Trams Main menu select Reports|Interface
• Review the Download Error Log for missing invoices.
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• Print the Interface Invoice List to compare to your invoice hard copies.
4) From the Trams Main menu select Interface|Process
• Process all records until the file is empty.
5) From the Trams Main menu select Invoice|Query
• Enter the date range you just processed and reconcile to your invoice hard copies.
• Make any changes to records at the invoice or booking level.
• Add any missing invoices
• Void any invoices to be voided
• Enter Full Invoice refunds
6) From the Trams Main menu select Reports|Invoice
• Run the ARC/BSP reconciliation report
• Reconcile agent/auditor coupons to the ARC reconciliation report
• Correct any errors in the booking itself by going to Invoice|Query.
7) From the Trams Main menu select Payments|Deposit
• Enter the total of all receipts from the bank deposit slip.
8) From the Trams Main menu select Payments|Received
• Enter any cash/check payments received from clients and vendors.
9) From the Trams Main menu select Reports|Payments|Receipts
• Reconcile the day’s receipts to the bank deposit slip
10) From the Trams Main menu select Payments|Made
• Enter all the agency disbursements
11) From the Trams Main menu select Reports|Core
Process and review the Core Reports - Client Balances, Vendor Balances, ARC|BSP Balances, and Check Register. The
ARC/BSP Balance report only displays data after the first ARC settlement has been processed in Trams. Until the first
ARC settlement is processed in Trams, the ARC/BSP Reconciliation (Reports|Invoice|ARC/BSP Reconciliation) report
may be used to verify all ARC/BSP documents.
12) From the Trams Main menu, select Utilities|Backup.
Entries that Affect Invoices and Tickets
The AMADEUS Account Interface Record or AIR transmitted to the Trams system gets its information from the PNRs you
create. How information is entered into the PNR is directly related to Trams’ success in translating the information. A
special Accounting Remark line entered with a RM* format must be included in the PNR before invoicing to capture
specific information about the customer and the transaction. These entries may not affect the AMAEDUS invoice, but
transmits to Trams in the AIR. Some Descriptor codes are also entered at the booking level. (See DESCRIPTOR CODES
table in this section for a completed description of codes.)
Special Note: Interfaced Air bookings (ARC and non-ARC) that don't have fare by leg information, will have fare-by-leg
auto-calculated based on the Base Fare divided by the number of legs.
Customer ID/Customer Number - RM*AN
The Customer ID should be made mandatory for interface to Trams. The Customer ID should match the Interface ID in
the Trams client profile. Interface ID’s are a maximum of 10 alpha/numeric characters. New client profiles are created in
Trams during the interface processing. Trams recommends a customer number for every billing entity to capture billing
and marketing information.
Customer numbers entered with the RM*AN format interface successfully on both TTP and INV driven invoices, but do not
print on the invoice or ticket. The RM*AN format overrides the AIAN entry if both are entered in the PNR.
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Customer ID prints on ticket and invoice
AIAN3106882324
AIANABCINC
Customer ID overrides the AIAN if present. Does not print on ticket or
invoice.
RM*AN3106882324
RM*ANABCINC
The AIAN is an AMADEUS PNR element that prints on the ticket invoice and is included in the AIR for interface to Trams.
Billing Address - AB/ABS
Customer name and address information interfaces to Trams for any new clients. AMADEUS accepts a maximum of 26
characters for each AB line, though Trams accepts up to 40 characters for each address line, if entered manually. The
address interfaces when creating new client profiles during the Interface process. A change of address for existing clients
is noted in the Processing Error Log for review, but does not update profiles automatically.In Amadeus, enter HELP
ADDRESS for additional information.
Billing Address entry –
AB
ABNAME,ADDRESS1/ADDRESS2,CITY ST POSTAL
Billing Address entry –
AB
ABCUSTOMER NAME
ABADDRESS 1
ABADDRESS 2 (optional)
ABCITY ST POSTAL CODE
Bill Address - AB
(Structured Format)
AB//CY-GREAT COMPANY/NA-MR LUIS SMITH/A1-12 LONG
STREET/ZP-90036/CI-NEWTOWN/ST-CA/CO-US
Phone Number - RM*PH
The customer’s telephone number may also be captured when creating new client profiles during the Interface process.
The PH code is added to a remark field and transmits to the communication tab, as the primary phone in the Trams
profile, for any new client profiles created during interface.
Add Phone number to the PNR for interface to Trams.
RM*PH 310-555-1212
Fax Number - RM*FX
The customers fax phone number may be captured when creating new client profiles during the Interface process. The FX
code is added to a remark field and transmits to the communication tab in the Trams profile for any new client profiles
created during interface.
Add FAX number to the PNR for interface to Trams.
RM*FX 310-555-1213
Client E-mail Address - RM*EU
The client e-mail address can be captured via interface to when creating new clients or to update client profiles with an email address. The EU entry is added to the remark field and transmits to the phone field called E-MAIL in the Trams Client
Profile.
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[email protected]
RM*[email protected]
[email protected]
RM*EUB//[email protected]
[email protected]
RM*[email protected].COM
Character definitions used:
@ used for @ at symbol
// used for the _ underscore symbol
- used for the - dash symbol
Trams does not capture or track e-mail addresses at the passenger level, so any other GDS formats for mail address in
the PNR are not captured by Trams.
Agent ID
AMADEUS includes the two-character agent ID of the sine-in agent that created the original PNR. The agent is interpreted
by Trams as the inside sales agent and booking agent for productivity reports. The agent ID should match the Interface ID
in the Trams Agent Profile.
Additional Agents - RM*SA
The sine-in agent ID can be overridden by entering an RM*SA, followed by the new agent code. This prompts Trams to
ignore the original booking agent. To add a second agent to a booking without ignoring the sine-in agent, two entries are
required as follows; RM*SA (original sine-in agent ID and RM*SA (second sales agent ID).
Ignore sine-in agent
RM*SA
Override sine in agent and add new booking
agent
RM*SALR
Add commission override
RM*SALR 20 OR
RM*SALR $20.00
Add agent statement remark
RM*SA80 20 BONUS OVERRIDE
Add sales agent at booking level*
RM*MS25S*VC01234*TT9*TF1000.00*CM0
RM*MS25*SA80 20 BONUS OVERRIDE
The space following the agent sine and the commission percent are mandatory to allow for alphanumeric entries. The
commission defaults to a percentage. For actual commission, use the dollar sign ($). i.e. RM*SAMM $2.40 REFERRAL.
Note: Inside agents can be linked to a customer profile instead of interfacing. Use one option or the other, or two 2 sales
agents are attached to the Invoice booking. Adding a sales agent at the booking level does not override the default inside
sales agent so two sales agent id's will appear on the booking.
Outside Agent ID - RM*OA
Trams will track additional outside agents for commission statements and productivity reports. A total of nine agents can
be linked to a booking. The Outside Agent ID should match the Interface ID in the Trams Agent Profile. See the Profile
section in the user’s manual for a full description of agent profiles.
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Note: Outside agents can be linked to a customer profile instead of interfacing. Use one option or the other, or 2 outside
sales agents are attached to the invoice. Adding a sales agent at the booking level does not override the default inside
sales agent, so two sales agent id’s will appear on the booking.
Add new booking agent
RM*OASM
Add commission override
RM*OASM 30 OR
RM*OASM $25.00
Add agent statement remark
RM*OA80 30 CRUISE PROMO
Add sales agent at booking level
RM*MS25S*VCSUNBURST*TT9*TF 1000.00*CM0
RM*MS25*OA80 20 BONUS OVERRIDE
Department Information - RM*DP
Department information interfaces to Trams with the RM*DP entry. Enter up to 20 alpha-numeric characters for the
department. The department information is included in invoice information and available for reporting and sorting through
the Trams report generator.
Add department ID for all bookings on
invoice.
RM*DP340WEST
Add department ID at booking level
RM*MS25S*VCSUNBURST*TT9*TF1000.00*CM0
RM*MS25*DP123456
UDIDS Remarks - RM*UD1
User Defined Interface Data Storage (UDIDS) remarks track customer-related information used for reporting and sorting
purposes in the Trams report generator. UDIDS can be used for any information you want to track for a customer or a
market. You may enter a maximum of 999 UDIDS remark lines. Trams accepts up to 60 alphanumeric characters for the
UDIDS field. The UDID number can be unique for each customer. UDID definitions included in the AMADEUS Customer
Profile Bar ensures consistent use and transfer to the PNR.
A corporate client has asked for travel management reports that contain information on his employees’
travel patterns, by employee number and department. Run some sample reports to test how the
information should be captured and stored. By assigning a UDID for employee number and requiring the
department for each passenger, you can run a report to your customer’s specifications.
Note: Any agency having a conflict with the Client Remarks field of a booking being interfaced to a UDID field, can ignore
UDID formats in the Client Remarks field of a booking by entering -NU in the Option field on the Download Screen.
You must indicate an appropriate UDID number after the UD entry for Trams to sort the remarks correctly. The space
following the UDID number is mandatory to allow for alphanumeric data.
Add UDIDS for
client information
Add UDIDS for
marketing info
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RM*UD1 WEST9866
RM*UD3 PROMO224
Add UDIDS at
booking level
RM*MS25S*VNRCCL*TT9*TF320.00*CM0*UD1 9866
Add UDID for each
passenger
NM1SMITH/JOHN (IDU1-FREEFLOW)
Add UDID for a
specific ARC
booking
RM*MS201*UD2 EUROPE PROMO
Note: 201 will link to air segment 1. The UDID information
will apply to the booking that includes that air segment.
UDIDS can also be used globally to track market information for special promotions.
The agency has just started an advertising campaign to promote cruises. To test the effectiveness of
the cruise promotions, a special marketing code was included in the advertisement. In one
advertisement, clients were directed to request information on a “Year 2000 Cruise.” In another
advertisement clients were asked to request information on a “Millennium Madness” cruise. Both
advertisements promoted the same cruise. Each time a cruise is booked, the sales agent enters the
appropriate marketing code.
UD20 MKY2000
UD20 MKMMAD
A report is created in the Trams report generator, that includes a UD1 field comparing the results of
each advertising campaign. When run for cruise sales, and UDID1 with a value of MK, the report
helps determine which advertising campaign is most effective.
Group Affiliation - RM*GP
Group affiliation can be entered by front office agents and linked to the invoice as an invoice group. This allows for reports
on groups of invoices. Clients that belong to a group for reporting purposes can also be linked in Trams through the Client
Profile as shown in the Profile section of the manual. Group names can be defined in Utilities, Setup, Groups. The group
name can be up to 10 alphanumeric characters.
Group information received through interface using the RM*GP entry is captured to the invoice and the payment group
field (for the appropriate client payment closing the booking) for reporting and querying purposes. The group information
can also be 10 alpha-numeric characters. The Trams client profile is not updated with group information through the
interface process.
Add group ID to invoice and payment group fields
RM*GPSUPERBOWL
Client Remarks - RM*RM free flow
Client remarks are interfaced using an RM*RM entry. A total of 120 characters can be included in the remarks field of the
Trams invoice booking and used for client statements and reports. Remarks entered are included in the report generator
as both selection criteria and printable fields. Trams can accept up to 255 alphanumeric characters in the remarks field
manually, but AMADEUS has a maximum of 50.
Add client remarks
RM*RMCORP BILLING
Add client remarks at the
RM*MS25S*VCPRINCESS*TT9*TF1000.00*CM0
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booking level
RM*MS25*RMCORP BILLING
Add as passenger statement
remark
P1SMITH/JOHN*IDFREEFLOW UP TO 60 CHARACTERS
INCLUDNG SPACES
Fare Savings Report Information
Trams receives Fare Savings Report information through interface to produce Client Fare Savings Reports. The Fare
Justification code is entered with the RM*FJ entry and should match the Fare Code table in Trams. See the Trams
Interface Setup section for additional information. For additional information on Fare Savings Reports see the Reports
section of the Trams User Manual.
Add Fare Justification
Code
Add full fare amount
RM*FJ EX
RM*FF 638.00
RM*LF 68.00
Add low fare amount
Fare Savings
w/passenger
association for multiple
tickets
RM*[email protected]
Add Fare Savings for a
Non ARC booking
RM*MS25S*VCWN*TT1*TF69.00*CM10
RM*[email protected]
RM*MS25*CF123456*FPCHECK*SG
RM*MS25*FJEX*FF638.00*LF68.00
Add Fare Savings for
Specific ARC Booking
RM*MS201*FF500.00
Note: 201 will link to air segment 1. The fare savings
information will apply to the booking that includes
that air segment.
Form of Payment Override - RM*FP
Trams receives the FOP used to create AMADEUS generated tickets and invoices. You can override the FOP generated
by AMADEUS with the RM*FP entry.
Override the AMADEUS Form of Payment if
desired. This is not a mandatory field.
RM*FPCK
RM*FPCASH
RM*FPAX304172345667
Override FOP at booking level
RM*MS25S*VNRCCL*TT9*TF1000.00*CM0*FPCASH
Note: The form of payment override accepts CASH, CK and CHECK (CHEQUE) for cash and check forms of payment.
Any other entries are interpreted as a credit card form of payment.
Branch Override - RM*BR
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The ARC/BSP number in the AMADEUS Air is used to sort invoices by branch during the interface process. You can
override the branch designation with the RM*BR entry in AMADEUS. Trams tracks up to 249 branches. The main branch
should always be defined as branch zero (0) in Trams Utilities|Setup |Branches.
Override to specific branch and associated ARC/BSP
number
RM*BR7
Override to specific branch and different ARC/BSP
number
RM*BR7*01234567
Face Value and Income Earned - RM*FV
Discounted Cash or Check FOP transactions can be included for interface. Enter the fare charged to the client with the
RM*FV entry followed by the net commission earned (commission minus discount). The total fare on the AMADEUS
invoice is not affected by this entry).
Add the total fare and net
commission after discount. For
multiple tickets with different
face value amounts use the
AMADEUS passenger
association.
RM*FV500.00*45.00
Note: Add the passenger association if multiple
values are needed:
RM*FV500.00*[email protected]
RM*FV350.00*[email protected]
Example: An employee buys an ARC ticket for $385.95 at a net fare. By entering the above information
for Face value, Trams captures the correct amount to be collected from the employee, the 0.00
commission earned, and the real value of the ARC document from the ticketing information. Trams
interprets the transaction as follows for accounting and the ARC report.
The invoice reflects the amount to collect from the customer in the total fare. Base fare and Taxes can
be changed manually, but neither affect the ARC report.
Total Fare 350.86 Base Fare 324.91 Taxes 25.95|Commission:0.00
The expanded fare information screen reflects the Face Value of 385.95
The ARC report shows the correct totals for reporting to ARC.
Gross Fare:385.95|Commission:35.09|Rate:10.00|Net Remit:350.86
Note: This is not to be used for Credit Card transactions to ARC.
Note: Enhanced the Amadeus interface to read private and negotiated fares from the KN (Net Fare [Face Value]) and KS
(fare customer paid) fields when available. The KN line is in lieu of requiring an RM*FV entry.
Segment Information
An accurate Fare-by-Leg for non-ARC/BSP air bookings, or ARC/BSP bookings that do not have the Fare-by-Leg
included, is calculated by using a mileage formula when mileage is present in the interface record. When mileage is not
present in an interface record then Fare-by-Leg is calculated by dividing the base fare by the number of Origin/Destination
trips.
Capturing Foreign and Local Currency
For car and hotel bookings the Foreign Currency and Local Currency are captured for each booking when both are
present in the interface record. The local currency populates the General Tab Total Fare field and the Foreign Currency
populates the Total Fare field on the Foreign Currency Tab.
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If the local currency is not present, TBO will calculate the local currency based on the Conversion Rates set up table
(Utilities/Set up/Conversion Rates). If the currency code and rate are not entered for the foreign currency the default will
be zero for the total fare. The currency of the Agency's location must be entered in the Local currency Code field in the
Interface Mailmerge set up screen. (Utilities|SetUp|Global Defaults.)
Partial Payment - RM*PP
TBO has the ability to interface a Partial Payment. Only one partial payment is allowed per booking. The partial payment
applies to the invoice level and not the booking level. No credit card (CC) transactions can have a partial payment, only
Cash/Check & CC Merchant payments. You must have the box Allow Cash/Ck Payments in Utilities|Setup|Global
Defaults|Interfacemailmerge Prompt Tab "Checked", or this partial payment enhancement will not be active for the
Cash/Check partial payments, but, is not required for the CC merchant partial payment to interface. The entry for your
GDS needs to contain (amount), (form of payment), (Check or CC Number/expiration date for CC Merchant). All other
forms of payment are ignored, including the form of payment in the RM*MS line when the RM*PP entry is present.
Cash
RM*PP100.00*CASH
Check or Ck
RM*PP100.00*CHECK*5432
Cheque
RM*PP100.00*CHEQUE*5432
Credit Card Merchant
RM*PP100*4855265986325645/0504
Descriptor Codes Valid at Invoice Level
Descriptor codes entered as AMADEUS Invoice remarks cannot be strung together and apply to entire invoice.
RM*[code][data] does not print on invoice.
Code
Length
Description
Example
AN
10
Alphanumeric Customer ID must
match Interface ID in Client Profile
AN3106418726
Not valid for Credit Card Form of
Payment
FV1200.00
FV
13
Face Value for discounted
ARC/BSP documents.
FJ
6
Fare Justification Code as defined
in Utilities|Setup|Fare Codes
ANUNIVERSITY
FV1200.00*300.00
FV1200.00*[email protected]
FJA
FJEX
[email protected]
FF
13
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Full Fare for Fare Savings
Tracking
FF650.00
[email protected]
LF
13
Low Fare for Fare Savings
Tracking
LF69.00
[email protected]
MI
10
Indicates the marketing ID (code)
(IC's client profile Interface ID) for
each invoice created by the IC
who chooses not share their client
profile information with the Host
agency (single House Account
client profile).
MIXXXXX
UD
60
User Defined Interface Data can
be used for any customer data you
want to track for reporting
purposes. Space required between
fields.
UD1 FREE FLOW
GP
10
Group affiliation included in invoice
and payment group field
GPTAHITI97
RM
60
Client remarks are displayed on
the Client Statement
RMCORP BILLING
IR
35
Invoice remarks display in the
Invoice header and are displayed
on an Invoice printed from Trams
IR FAMILY PLAN
DP
20
Department
DPSALES
DP00234
SA
0
Ignore the original sine-in agent
SA(enter)
10
Override inside (sine-in) sales
agent
SAMT
11
16
Commission override
SAMM 25 or SAMM $20.00
SAMM 30 PROMO
Sales Agent Remarks
(Space required between fields)
OA
BR
10
Outside Agent added to booking
OA44
11
Agent Commission Override or
Amount overrides% in Agent
Profile
OA70 30 or OA70 $20.00
16
Sales Agent Remarks (Space
required between fields)
OASUE 30 UAl
12
To override the agency branch
BR99
12
10/15/15
number ONLY.
To override the ARC/BSP number
of the branch override to a
different branch
BR99*01234567
FP
21
Form of Payment overrides
Amadeus form of payment for
individual booking
FPCK
FPCHECK
FPCASH
FPAX334104230004311
FPAR
25
Additional Interface No FOP
FPAR
AR (Accounts Receivable) can be
added for use with *FP at the
Invoice and Booking levels. When
the Allow Cash/Check Payments
option in the
Utilities|Setup|Global
DefauIts|Interface Mailmerge tab
is checked and the *FPAR
override format is added, the
invoice bookings interface as
Open and appear on Client
Balances & Statements.
Enables agencies to streamline
the processing of receipts in
the back office
IC
10
Independent Contractor code. The
IC Agency enters the IC code from
the "Host" Agency. (For more
details see the TBO Manual or
Help Screen.)
ICxxxxxxx
IV
8
Override the GDS Invoice Number
IV123456
IN
1
International Indicator
INX
1
Transborder Indicator
INT
1
Domestic Indicator
IND
(Affects BSP only when entered on
the Invoice level)
PP
TY
2
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Partial Payment Cash
PP100.00*Cash
Partial Payment Check
PP100.00*Check*5432
Partial Payment CK
PP100.00*CK*5432
Partial Payment Cheque
PP100.00*CHEQUE*5432
Partial Payment CC Merchant
PP100.00*4888602388226584/0504
Travel Type Override
TY15 (15=the table number of
the travel type under
(Affects ARC or BSP bookings
Only)
Utilities|Setup|Travel Types.
Descriptor Codes Valid at Booking Level
The following descriptor codes can be added to an RM* accounting remark to allow the interface of auxiliary and non
ARC/BSP segments. The following code are valid when included within a miscellaneous segment or MS line. When
adding MS lines, it’s important to use a segment larger than what AMADEUS assigns. It’s a good idea to start with a
segment number of 25.
Note: Trams reads the passenger name field from the I-00 field in Amadeus whenever possible instead of only reading
from the NM field. This helps to create consistency with how passenger names are captured on invoice bookings for
cleaner reporting.
RM*MS[SEGMENT #][SUBMIT TO]*[DESCRIPTOR CODE][DATA]
Code
Length
Description
Example
VC
10
Alphanumeric Vendor Code should
match Interface ID in Vendor Profile
VC002505
VCRCCL
VN
40
Vendor Name should match Name in
Vendor Profile
VNPRINCESS CRUISES
TT
10
Travel Type numbers are found under
Utilities|Setup|Travel Type
TT4
TF
13
Total Fare (amount charged to Client)
TF595.00
CM
7
Commission override percent%
CM15
13
Commission override Amount
CM$25.50
3
Submit To override
SBCOM
SB
SBSUP
SBARC
BF
13
FB
TX
13
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Base Fare
BF421.48
*FB override on the MS line to set the
fare basis code for all segments linked
to the booking.
*FB on the MS line
Tax [Optional Tax ID] Amount with
decimal [25.00]
TX25.00
Note: Tax codes may be entered
individually in the following
format:
TXUS13.00*TXXT3.00*TXXY6.00
IN
GQ
1
International Indicator
INI
1
Transborder Indicator
INT
1
Domestic Indicator
IND
1
Valid in BSP Version Only
Note: To override GST/QST/VAT on
commission for International Air
Bookings processed via Interface,
check the option Ignore GST/HST for
Intl BSP Air in the
Interface|Mailmerge Prompt screen
under Utilities|Set Up|Global
Defaults.
A=No GST or QST
B=GST only
C=QST only
GQA
GQB
GQC
GQD
D=GST and QST
GC
Overrides the auto-calculations on
GST
GC10.00
QC
Overrides the auto-calculations on
QST
QC5.00
AL
2
Validating Carrier [mandatory for
ARC/BSP transactions entered with
MS line]
ALUA
CF
24
Confirmation number
CF123456789
IN
1
International Indicator
INI
1
Transborder Indicator
INT
1
Domestic Indicator
IND
TK
20
Ticket number [mandatory for
ARC/BSP transactions entered with
MS line]
TK8031234567890
SG
0
No data required - captures segment
information from Air segment in PNR
on non-ARC/BSP suppliers
SG
OR
SG 01 02 03 04 (to specify air
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segments, include segment
number)
FJ
6
Fare Justification Code as defined in
Utilities|Setup|Fare Codes
FJA
FJEX
FF
13
Full Fare for Fare Savings Tracking
FF650.00
LF
13
Low Fare for Fare Savings Tracking
LF69.00
PN
30
The Passenger Name is captured from
the PNR passenger name field.
PNSMITH/JOHN
NP
2
Number of Passengers for Car
Booking
NP3
NR
2
Number of Rooms for Hotel Booking
NR1
DE
10
Car/Hotel Description
DEICAR
DESNGL
DP
20
Department Information
DPSALES
DP00234
SA
OA
10
Add sales agent to booking
SA32
11
Override Commission%
SAMM 25
16
Sales Agent Remarks
SA8M 30 CRUISE PROMO
(Space required between fields)
Note - At the booking level the
SA entry does not override the
sine in agent, but adds the
sales agent specified in the
entry.
10
Add Outside Agent
OA44
11
Override Commission%
OA70 30
16
or Amount overrides
OA70 $50.00
Sales Agent Remarks
OASUE 30 UALSPCL
(Space required between fields)
RL
5
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Specifies a booking-level Record
Locator
*RLxxxxx
UD
60
User Defined Interface Data -received
in UDID field
UD1 FREEFLOW
(Space required between fields)
FD
7
Final Payment due date for reports
FD03MAY98
FA
9
Final Payment Amount
FA3000.00
FC
9
Final Commission Amount
FC360.00
FPAR
25
Additional Interface No FOP
FPAR
AR (Accounts Receivable) can be
added for use with *FP at the Invoice
and Booking levels. When the Allow
Cash/Check Payments option in the
Utilities|Setup|Global
DefauIts|Interface Mailmerge tab is
checked and the *FPAR override
format is added, the invoice bookings
interface as Open and appear on
Client Balances & Statements.
Enables agencies to streamline
the processing of receipts in
the back office
VR
45
Vendor Remarks print on Vendor
statements
VRNON REFUNDABLE
RM
45
Client Remarks print on Client
statements
RMCORP CHARGE
ED
7
End date or Arrival date
ED30JUN98
SD
7
Start date or Departure date
SD22JUN98
IT
45
Manual itinerary
ITLAXSFOLAX
PD
8
The date the payment is due to the
vendor. PD Code is Valid for
Supplier/Comm Track bookings
PD25AUG03
CP
1
Client Payment Method used in
conjunction with a valid Form of
Payment entry.
1 = CASH
2 = CHECK
3 = CREDIT CARD
CP1
CP2
CP3
CP4 or
CP4*cccc cccc cccc/mmyy
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4 = CC MERCHANT
Note: Add credit card information to
the CC Merchant format.
5 = ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANS
(EFT)
CP5
*CP7
7= ACH OPTION
XP
4
Credit card expiration date
XPMMYY
MM=Month
YY=Year
Note: May be used with the FP and
CP form of payment codes in MS line
only
PI
Per Invoice
PI
CC
3
Currency code
CCJPY
CV
10
Foreign Currency Amount
CV590.00
BK
Alternate CC Merchant Bank Account
BK
IG
Ignores an otherwise valid accounting
line. For example, if you have a
discount line that you would like to
ignore, *IG on the discount line
instructs TBO to ignore that line and
not include it in the invoice.
*IG on the accounting line
OT
10
Indicate the original ticket number for
non ARC/BSP ticket exchanges
OT1234567890
EX
3
Indicate the ticket type for non
ARC/BSP air
EXE Even Exchange
EXR Refund Exchange
EXA Add collect
AMTRAK
Amtrak segments with the same confirmation number will be captured in one booking in TBO. Append the Amtrak
information by adding a RM*MS linked to one of the Amtrak MIS segments. Include the *TF (total fare) for the trip.
Below is an example of 2 Amtrak segments with a corresponding MS entry.
Example:
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U-001X;002MIS 1A OK01;HK01 11MAR;XZE;RAIL GENERIC;*RAIL-AMTRAK PHILADELPHIA 30TH
ST,WASHINGTON,TRAIN 2255 DEP 1812,ARR 1952 KC CLASS,ARROW-09E550 CONF-AMDA151971,CONTACT
AGENT FOR MODIFICATIONS,STATUS PAID;
U-002X;003MIS 1A OK01;HK01 13MAR;XZE;RAIL GENERIC;*RAIL-AMTRAK WASHINGTON,PHILADELPHIA 30TH
ST,TRAIN 2122 DEP 1700,ARR 1828 KB CLASS,ARROW-09E550 CONF-AMDA151971,CONTACT AGENT FOR
MODIFICATIONS,STATUS PAID;
Append the Amtrak
booking
RM*MS2S*VC2V*TT6*TF532.00
RM*MS2*CF09E550*FPCHECK
Hotel and Car Segments
Standard AMADEUS formats for booking cars and hotels interfaces to Trams without additional formats. Trams captures
the segment as a Commission Track booking unless otherwise indicated with an override for the booking type. Itinerary
information is included in the interface record on valid invoices only.
The Amadeus hotel vendor ID is gathered from different areas within the Amadeus hotel segment in the AIR file to
populate the Interface ID field in the TBO vendor profile. The format always adheres to chain code, property number and
city code (example: HH722MCO). This format varies from the Amadeus hotel listing which shows the hotel ID as chain
code, city code, property number (example: HHMCO722). Agents entering passive segments may enter this code instead
causing a processing error during the interface routine. Recommendation is to enter the Amadeus hotel ID in the alternate
interface ID of the TBO vendor profile (under the marketing tab), so that either vendor ID will match during interface.
Note: When a passenger (pax) association exists in the Amadeus record; i.e. P1, P2, P3, TBO links the hotel to the
correct pax even when issuing separate invoices from a single PNR.
Note: When processing Car and Hotel interface records, where there's a foreign currency and no equivalent local
currency, we now try to do a lookup in the currency conversion table and use that rate if present. If no rate is found, the
local currency is set to zero. For this feature to work properly, the TBO user must insure that Currency Codes and
Conversion Rates are set up for each currency that may be interfaced, in Utilities|Setup|Conversion Rates.
Note: TBO excludes car vendor profiles when searching by interface ID if there's a property code (i.e. Hotel). This
prevents bookings from being processed to a car profile that has the same two letter code as a hotel chain code. In the
past when a hotel property did not exist in Trams prior to interface, bookings could be processed to a car profile with the
same ID as a hotel chain code.
Weekly Car Rate: Trams reads the weekly car rate fairly accurately by using the weekly rate and 1/7 of the weekly rate
for extra days. The weekly rate is used when available. (We do not mix weekly with given XD or XH rates.)
Note: Automated hotels where the CC is used to guarantee the reservation, capture the Comm Track CC number in the
Client Remarks field of the booking, with a message that says: 'Guaranteed to: VI ending in 5874'. This is what shows for
the Comm Track Booking when included on the Printed Invoice.
If you do not want to capture the Comm Track CC Number, with the 'Guaranteed to:' message in Client Remarks, add an NG to the Options field on the Trams Download Screen. Adding -NG ignores the C/C 'Guarantee' information on
automated hotel bookings (Guaranteed To VI ending in 5874). The Comm Track Hotel CC number, with the 'Guaranteed
to:' message, will not appear on printed invoices, and the Comm Track CC Number will continue to be captured in the
Comm Track CC No field on the Expanded Fare Tab of the Booking.
When a -RC is placed in the Download options field, the capture of the full hotel rate type code is enabled. The code is
captured in the booking Expanded Fare/Description field (BOOKING.CARDESC). Only newly downloaded transactions
will be affected after the -RC is placed in the download options field.
Itinerary Updates RM*HU
Added a Seek & Replace Interface enhancement for Car/Hotel & Air Flight Change Itineraries in Amadeus. For all
Amadeus PNR's containing a RM*HU line, Trams reads Itinerary information transmitted from Amadeus. To issue an
Itinerary in Amadeus that creates an Interface Record, you need to issue the Itinerary with an BT command.
For all Commission Track car and hotel records or Air Flight Changes in the itinerary, Trams interfaces and processes
these Non-Invoiced records and searches for existing invoices in the system by the Amadeus Record Locator. If no
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RM*HU entry is entered into the Amadeus PNR, then the itinerary is not read or processed by Trams. Any Tour or Cruise
records are ignored. Only Car and Hotel, and Air Flight Change records are read.
When Trams finds one or more invoices with the same Record Locator that is in the Itinerary Record, it voids any existing
commission track records in any or all invoices, and add the most current CAR & HOTEL records only to the most recently
dated invoice in the system. If exiting commission track records do not exist in the invoices, new ones are added.
The most recent invoice in Trams contains the most recent Car and Hotel records from the Amadeus PNR. Cancelled and
duplicate records are automatically voided from Trams leaving only current, not cancelled bookings to track.
In order for Trams to determine what is a car or hotel booking, you need to make sure that the Travel Categories are
properly configured in Utilities|Setup|Global Defaults|Travel Types. For Amadeus itineraries with a RM*HU command
in the PNR, certain air segment information (Arrival/Depart Dates and Times and Flight #s) update existing Trams
invoices with this updated flight information by matching invoices with the Record Locator Number. If an Itinerary Update
doesn't find a matching invoice, a message is added to the log and the record is deleted. There is no chance to reprocess the record.
Vendor Profiles
Vendor profiles are used in Trams for both Supplier and Commission Tracking bookings. Transactions booked directly
through AMADEUS have Vendor Interface ID numbers already assigned to them (i.e. Hertz = ZE). These same ID's can
be entered into Trams by going into Vendor Profiles in the field called Interface ID. Trams suggests adding these Interface
ID's as records, and are processed for each vendor. For Vendor profiles already in the Trams system, the Interface ID’s
can be obtained from the reservation system. Refer to the AMADEUS help desk for assistance.
For Vendors not booked directly through Amadeus, a format can be added to the PNR indicating the Interface ID for the
Vendor (*VC), or a Vendor profile can be automatically selected by Trams during the process routine if it finds an exact
match on the Vendor name in both the Interface Record and in the Trams Vendor profiles. It is suggested an Amadeus
profile be built for the purpose of storing frequently used Vendor names with ID’s not booked directly through Amadeus.
This gives your agents one place to go to find the Vendor ID they need to complete a PNR.
When new vendors are created during the interface process, the travel category in the marketing tab of a new vendor
profile is updated. This assists in determining the proper profile to link a transaction to during subsequent interface
sessions when there are two vendors using the same interface ID.
Automated Hotel Segments
Automated hotels interface with the following defaults: The total fare is determined by calculating the number of nights by
the nightly rate. A commission of 10% is assumed for all bookings.
Note: For automated hotel bookings, Trams reads the G-CC field, if present, to populate the CommTrackCCNo with the
credit card number used to guarantee the booking. For any Comm Track booking where no CommTrackCCNo is
specified, Trams reads the PNR FOP (if C/C) as CommTrackCCNo and capture on the Expanded Fare Tab of the
booking.
Passive Hotel Segments
Hotel segments booked through AMADEUS interface to Trams with the following defaults. The total fare is determined by
calculating the number of nights by the nightly rate. A commission of 10% is assumed for all bookings.
HUIAHK1LAX10OCT-13OCT/NAME-ADDRESS-CITY
ST/PH:3103878267/USD$120.00/FREEFLOW/CF123456
MS line is needed to link to the above manual sell format.
MS lines must be included
for Passive Hotel segments
RM*MS2*VCHINYC*TT2*TF120.00.00*CM10*CF12345
RM*MS2*SD10OCT98*ED13OCT98
Trams reads the AMADEUS passenger association on Car and Hotel bookings
Automated Car Segment
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Cars are booked through AMADEUS interface to Trams without additional entries. The total fare is calculated based on
the rates booked. A commission of 10% is assumed for all bookings. To enter the true commission rate, link an MS line
that matches the segment # assigned to the booking being overridden.
A RM*MS segment can be linked to
car segment to reflect the actual
commission
RM*MS3*CM20
RM*MS4*TF200.00*CM$20.00
Non-Automated Car Segment
Passive car segments are interfaced if included in a valid invoice. Trams assumes 10% commission.
Direct Sell
CSZEJFK2MAR-15MAR/ARR-CO123-2PM/RT-7PM
Complete Access
11ACSZEMIA1MAY-2MAY/VT-ICAR/CF-234/RQUSD100.00DLY/ARR-1PM/RT-7PM
.
To append or override the rate
or commission information in a
car segment, an MS line can be
linked by segment #.
RM*MS3*TT625.00*CM15
Note: TBO reads the AMADEUS passenger association on car and hotel bookings.
ARC/BSP Ticketing and Invoicing
The following procedures for ticketing and invoicing are examples for handling transactions that interface successfully to
Trams. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Except as noted, your PNR can have a combination of ARC/BSP
and non-ARC/BSP segments. Any billed non-ARC/BSP segments should be entered using a special Accounting Remark
(RM*) for interface to Trams. Any PNR elements, including the RM* must be entered prior to the ticketing command that
drives the invoice. (See Non ARC/BSP Supplier Invoice section.)
The AIR is created at the same time the ticket or invoice is generated.
Voided Tickets
Voided Tickets interface to TBO with the following rules. The invoice must contain only ARC/BSP ticket booking. The
invoice must be open or paid by credit card, and the payment must only be applied to the invoice with the voided tickets.
Invoices with multiple tickets will need to be adjusted manually. If you do not wish to interface voids, there is an option in
the Global Default (Utilities|Setup|Global Defaults) menu where that option may be disabled.
Amadeus Invoice and Ticketing Commands
TTP
Issue ticket and create air
TTP/INV
Issue ticket/invoice and create air
INV
Issue itinerary/invoice and create air
TTP/INVJ
Issue ticket/joint invoice and create air
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INVJ
Issue joint invoice and create air
TTP/IEP
Ticket and extended itinerary
TTP/TKT
Run system check without issuing tickets for prevalidation
TTP/BTK
Only fare information
Note: Use this entry for manual documents such as
PTAs, MCOs and TOURs. You must include on the PNR
an FH or FA element from an automatic ticket
number; i.e., FH005-123456789//INV-12345
Note: An indicator in your office profile controls whether or not you get an interface record or AIR, when you issue an
invoice. The system default is NO, so contact Amadeus to change your defaults. To get an AIR if the indicator is set to
NO, enter: /ZA; to suppress the AIR if the indicator is set to YES, enter /ZX (use this entry when you send a fax or e-mail
from your Amadeus system).
Issue Automated ARC/BSP Ticket
Create the AMADEUS PNR, and issue the ticket and invoice with a valid ticketing entry: TTP/INV
Issue Invoice for Hand Written ARC/BSP Ticket
Create the AMADEUS PNR, and add an accounting remark using a segment number larger than the last segment in the
PNR:
RM*MS25A*ALCO*TK1234567890*TT1*tf500.00*CM8
Issue invoice with a valid invoicing entry: INV
Issue Invoice for Prepaid Ticket Advice (PTA)
Create the AMADEUS PNR for a Prepaid Ticket Advice using the appropriate TK PT and/or extended security elements.
Before you create the PTA, you must price the PNR (FXP) and store the fare (TST). Amadeus uses the fare information in
the TST to create the PTA total. Add a RM*MS remark for an accountable document, using the 10-digit ticket number and
the appropriate Trams descriptor codes as needed. The following example shows the minimum requirements for a manual
document.
RM*MS25A*ALCO*TK8030589942*TT1*TF500.00*CM10
Issue invoice with the following format: INV
Issue Invoice for Manual MCO
Create the AMADEUS PNR for a Miscellaneous Charge Order, and add a RM*MS remark for an accountable document,
using the 10-digit ticket number and the appropriate Trams descriptor codes as needed. The following example shows the
minimum requirements for a manual document.
ARC Document with CC Form of
Payment
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RM*MS25A*ALCO*TK8010589942*TT1*TF500.00
RM*MS25*CM8*FPCCAX43216667890433689
ARC Document for tour deposit
RM*MS25A*ALDL*TK8011234567*TT9*TF500.00
RM*MS25*CM0*PNSMITH/JOHN*FPCK*VCDLDREAM
Issue invoice with a valid invoicing entry: INV
Issue Invoice for Automated MCO for a Service Fee
Create the AMADEUS PNR with the appropriate formats.
Automated MCO for a service
fee
IMC XD ARC 23APR/USD25.00/*FREEFLOW/**-FREEFLOW area
for accounting data
**Free flow remarks are optional but are included in the AIR record.
**Override the commission amount by using the *CM entry and commission.
Trams receives the automated MCO’s for Service Fee’s with no additional entries.
Issue invoice with a valid invoicing entry: INV
Note: To ensure the automated MCO’s interface the AMADEUS switch B13 must be set to YES. If there is a service fee
issued for each passenger, an MCO line is needed for each traveler with the passenger designator (i.e. /P1,/P2).
Amadeus currently, does not allow an exchange and automated MCO to be issued at the same time. It is suggested by
Amadeus to do the following. Issue documents separately. First, TTM/EXCH/INV and then TTP/EXCH/INV. There will be
two invoices and interface records created.
For further information on the Amadeus formats see the Amadeus help screen, HE SERVICE FEE.
Exchange ticket issued with an MCO
Amadeus currently, does not allow an exchange and automated MCO to be issued at the same time. It is suggested by
Amadeus to do the following. Issue documents separately. First, TTM/EXCH/INV and then TTP/EXCH/INV. There will be
two invoices and interface records created.
For further information on the Amadeus formats see the Amadeus help screen, HE SERVICE FEE.
Electronic Ticket Refund - ETR
Interface captures AIRS created when generating an electronic ticket refund, however the information is limited and no
invoice number is generated by Amadeus. To accommodate this during processing, TBO queries the original sales
invoice and uses the information from that invoice to build the refund invoice. The refund invoice appears on the screen
for you to modify or approve and save.
Issue an EXCHANGE Ticket
Create the AMADEUS PNR with the appropriate exchange format, and enter a Trams exchange information in the
following format:
E = EVEN A= Exchange with ADD collect R= Exchange with REFUND
Note: The Tax ID fields are optional.
RM*EXA*[BASE FARE]+[PENALTY]*[TAX ID][TAX AMT]
Even exchange
RM*EXE
Exchange with Add-collect
RM*EXA*115.45*US11.50*XT3.00
Exchange with Refund
RM*EXR*115.45*14.55
To ADD commission on exchange with refund: RM*CM$5.00
Issue new ticket and invoice using the following type of format: TTP/EXCH/INV
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Note: For non ARC/BSP transactions to interface with an exchange, you need to select the option Allow Comm Track On
Exchanges (Utilities|Setup|Global Defaults|Interfacemailmerge Prompt). Amadeus currently, does not allow an
exchange and automated MCO to be issued at the same time. It is suggested by Amadeus to do the following:
Issue documents separately. First, TTM/EXCH/INV and then TTP/EXCH/INV. There will be two invoices and interface
records created.
Full Invoice Refunds
At this time refunds must be manually entered into Trams and do not translate through interface.
Discounts
RM*MS line entries with a negative total fare and commission amount (i.e. refund or discounts) must now have an TBO
FP code to indicate form of payment (FPCASH). If the FP code is absent, the payment will be read from the invoice FOP.
RM*MS25S*VCDISCOUNT*TF-25.00*TT1*CM$-25.00*FPCASH
OB Fees
The Amadeus OB fees are read from the ATF line in the Amadeus 206 AIR file. This fee is being treated as a tax by
BSP/ARC therefore to properly reconcile the BSP/ARC report and to see the OB fee broken out, the OB code must be
added to Utilities/Setup/Global Defaults/Tax Related Tab. The Tax code to place in tax code field 1,2,3 or 4 is OB. To
ensure the OB fee is not combined with any other taxes, ensure the code is added to a tax field that is not currently be
used to capture any other taxes. Additionally the Read Multiple Taxes option under Utilities|Setup|Global
Defaults|Interface Mailmerge Tab must also be enabled (checked).
Ancillary Airline Charges EMD
Separate booking records for each EMD accounting line are created in the TBO invoice. The submit to field defaults to
ARC/BSP (as these transactions are reconciled through ARC/BSP). The travel type will default to miscellaneous, unless a
travel type override (*TT) is present. Therefore, the transactions can be linked to any travel type the users deem
appropriate.
In each TBO booking record, a notation of the EMD charge type is placed in the remarks tab, within the client remarks
field, and the number of passengers the fee applies to, is placed in the number of rooms/cars field, within the expanded
fare tab. Added support to read the Amadeus EMD record for additional ancillary airline charges, is in the Amadeus AIR
record.
Automated Cruise and Tour Supplier Invoice
Tour Booking
Automated tour segments (i.e Tour Source) are captured without additional formats. The following information will be
processed and displayed in the invoice booking:
Vendor code (i.e FUN), Total fare, Commission, Confirmation number, Number in Party, and Travel Type which faults to
the first Tour travel type listed in the Travel Type set up screen in Trams normally Tour-Dpst. To override the default travel
type (i.e Tour-Finl), see instructions below.
To override or include additional information enter a RM*MS line with the appropriate two letter codes, linked to the cruise
segment in the PNR. Example:
RM*MS5*FP CHECK*TT 10*ITCZM*SD06JUN09*ED14JUN09
See the section Descriptor Codes - Valid at Booking Level for the two letter codes and descriptions.
Note: For non automated cruise bookings see the section Non-ARC/BSP Supplier Invoice.
Any RM*MS entry that is not linked to a specific Tour segment will create a new booking in Trams Back Office.
Cruise Booking
Automated cruise segments (i.e Cruise Match) are captured without additional formats. The following information will be
processed and displayed in the invoice booking: Vendor code (i.e CCL), Total fare, Commission, Confirmation number,
Departure date, Return Date, Departure city (Displayed in the Itinerary field), and Travel Type which defaults to the first
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Cruise travel type listed in the Travel Type set up screen, normally Ship-Dpst. To override the default travel type (i.e ShipFinl), see instructions below.
To override or include additional information enter a RM*MS line with the appropriate two letter codes, linked to the cruise
segment in the PNR. Example:
RM*MS5*FP CHECK*NP 4*NR 2*DE LIDO DECK*TT 5
See section, Descriptor Codes - Valid at Booking Level for the two letter codes and descriptions.
Note: For non-automated cruise bookings see the section Non-ARC/BSP Supplier Invoice.
Any RM*MS entry that is not linked to a specific cruise segment will create a new booking in Trams Back Office.
Non-ARC/BSP Supplier Invoice
Non-ARC/BSP items are dependent on the use of a special Accounting Remark (RM) line and driven with a valid invoicing
command (i.e. INV). To interface to Trams the following RM*MS formats must be included in the PNR before invoicing.
Trams does not translate the FOP for Non-ARC Suppliers unless the “Allow Supplier Payments” option in
Utilities|Setup|Global Defaults is enabled (checked).
Note: To ensure that bookings entered using the RM*MS format are interpreted accurately, use a segment number larger
than the segments in the original booking. You may want to start with segment number 25, and proceed with 26, 27, etc.
Each RM*MS remark with a different segment number will indicate a new booking in TBO. Do not select a number higher
than 99.
The following format should be followed. The example shows the mandatory fields required by Trams.
RM*MS[Segment #][Booking Type]*VC[Vendor Code]*TT[Travel Type]*TF[Total
Fare]*CM[Commission]*PI[Per Invoice]
Trams offers three booking types. Refer to the Invoice section of the user’s manual for additional information on booking
types.
A = ARC/BSP
Assumes a client payment and net remit to ARC/BSP
S = Supplier
Assumes a client payment and a net remit to the Supplier/Vendor
C = Commission Assumes no client payment to be received. Allows for tracking of commissions due
Track
from Supplier/Vendor. Defers accounting of the sale until the income is received
from the Commission Track vendor.
The transaction examples that follow are samples of how a transaction can be entered for successful interface to Trams.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. The descriptor codes available at the booking level are listed in the
Descriptor code chart. The travel types are defined in Trams under Utilities|Setup|Travel Types.
Issuing Invoice for Tour Deposit
Supplier segment
RM*MS25S*VNSUNBURST HOLIDAYS*TT9*TF1000.00*CM0
RM*MS25*CF37842*FA3000.00*FC320.00*FD03JUN97
Commission track
RM*MS25C*VCDELTA*TT9*TF2000.00*CF37842*CM$320
Note: Booking level codes FA, FC, and FD are used to track future payments in Trams report generator. Travel types are
defined in Trams Utilities|Setup|Travel Types. Trams can interpret the travel type by Number, Name or Category.
Note: Automated tour segments (i.e Tour Source) are captured without additional formats. The following information will
be processed and displayed in the invoice booking:
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Vendor code (i.e FUN), Total fare, Commission, Confirmation number, Number in Party, and Travel Type which faults to
the first Tour travel type listed in the Travel Type set up screen in Trams normally Tour-Dpst. To override the default travel
type (i.e Tour-Finl), see instructions below.
To override or include additional information enter a RM*MS line with the appropriate two letter codes, linked to the cruise
segment in the PNR. Example:
RM*MS5*FP CHECK*TT 10*ITCZM*SD06JUN09*ED14JUN09
See section, Descriptor Codes - Valid at Booking Level for the two letter codes and descriptions.
Any RM*MS entry that is not linked to a specific Tour segment will create a new booking in Trams Back Office.
Issuing Invoice for Tour Final Payment
If using the same PNR for the final payment, be sure to modify the accounting information before driving the new invoice.
A Check Final Payment RM*MS25S*VC02150*TT10*TF2000.00
RM*MS25*CF37842*FPCHECK*CM$320.00
A Commission track
booking segment for
CC final payment
RM*MS25C*VNSUNBURST HOLIDAYS*TT10*TF2000.00
RM*MS25*CF37842*CM$320.00
(The CC number is not needed if the booking type is
Commission Track.)
Final Payments made with a credit card can be shown as a supplier or commission track booking. The booking type
determines how the sale is accounted for. If the final payment is made with a credit card to the vendor, Trams shows the
vendor payment for the gross sale, leaving a balance due to the agency. This balance is reported in
Reports|Core|Vendor Balance.
A supplier booking
with a CC form of
payment.
RM*MS25S*VNSUNBURST HOLIDAYS*TT10*TF2000.00
RM*MS25*CM$320.00*CF37842*FPAX3072456983323
Note: The booking type determines how the sale is accounted for. Check with your Trams to determine the preferred
option for your office. operator to determine the preferred option for your office. Travel types are defined in Trams
Utilities|Setup|Travel Types. Trams can interpret the travel type by Number, Name or Category.
Note: Automated tour segments (i.e Tour Source) are captured without additional formats. The following information will
be processed and displayed in the invoice booking:
Vendor code (i.e FUN), Total fare, Commission, Confirmation number, Number in Party, and Travel Type which faults to
the first Tour travel type listed in the Travel Type set up screen in Trams normally Tour-Dpst. To override the default travel
type (i.e Tour-Finl), see instructions below.
To override or include additional information enter a RM*MS line with the appropriate two letter codes, linked to the cruise
segment in the PNR. Example:
RM*MS5*FP CHECK*TT 10*ITCZM*SD06JUN09*ED14JUN09
See section, Descriptor Codes - Valid at Booking Level for the two letter codes and descriptions.
Any RM*MS entry that is not linked to a specific Tour segment will create a new booking in Trams Back Office.
Issuing Invoice for Cruise Deposit
A Supplier segment showing no
commission on the deposit.
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RM*MS25S*VCPRINCESS*TT4*TF1000.00*CM0*FPCK
RM*MS25*CF37842*FA3000.00*FC320.00*FD03JUN04
Booking level codes FA, FC, and FD are used to track future payments in Trams report generator.
Note: Automated cruise segments (i.e Cruise Match) are captured without additional formats. The following information
will be processed and displayed in the invoice booking: Vendor code (i.e CCL), Total fare, Commission, Confirmation
number, Departure date, Return Date, Departure city (Displayed in the Itinerary field), and Travel Type which defaults to
the first Cruise travel type listed in the Travel Type set up screen, normally Ship-Dpst. To override the default travel type
(i.e Ship-Finl), see instructions below.
To override or include additional information enter a RM*MS line with the appropriate two letter codes, linked to the cruise
segment in the PNR. Example:
RM*MS5*FP CHECK*NP 4*NR 2*DE LIDO DECK*TT 5
See section, Descriptor Codes - Valid at Booking Level for the two letter codes and descriptions.
Any RM*MS entry that is not linked to a specific cruise segment will create a new booking in Trams Back Office.
Issuing Invoice for Cruise Final Payment
If using the same PNR to for the final payment, be sure to modify the accounting information before driving the new
invoice
A Supplier segment to account for
check form of payment
RM*MS25S&*VCRCCL*TT5*TF2000.00*CM$320.00
A Comm Track booking to account
for a CC FOP on final payment
RM*MS25C*VCRCCL*TT5*TF2000.00*CM$320.00
RM*MS25*CF1234455*FPCHECK
RM*MS25*CF1234455
Note: Automated cruise segments (i.e Cruise Match) are captured without additional formats. The following information
will be processed and displayed in the invoice booking: Vendor code (i.e CCL), Total fare, Commission, Confirmation
number, Departure date, Return Date, Departure city (Displayed in the Itinerary field), and Travel Type which defaults to
the first Cruise travel type listed in the Travel Type set up screen, normally Ship-Dpst. To override the default travel type
(i.e Ship-Finl), see instructions below.
To override or include additional information enter a RM*MS line with the appropriate two letter codes, linked to the cruise
segment in the PNR. Example:
RM*MS5*FP CHECK*NP 4*NR 2*DE LIDO DECK*TT 5
See section, Descriptor Codes - Valid at Booking Level for the two letter codes and descriptions.
Any RM*MS entry that is not linked to a specific cruise segment will create a new booking in Trams Back Office.
Service Fee
A supplier sale - Cash and per invoice
RM*MS25S*VNTRAVELAGENCY*TT11*TF25.00
RM*MS25*CM$25.00*FPCASH*PI
Supplier sale - Credit Card Merchant
RM*MS25S*VCAGENCY*TT11*TF25.00*CM$25.00
RM*MS25*FP334733056789001*CP4*XP0504
A supplier sale - TAFP
RM*MS25S*VCTAFP*TT11*TF25.00*CM$24.13
(The TAFP form number is entered as the RM*MS25*FPAX334733056789001*CF8526458963
Confirmation number.)
Issuing Invoice for Insurance
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You may want to check the travel type table in Trams Utilities to verify a travel type for insurance sales.
Add supplier booking for Insurance paid
by check.
RM*MS25S*VCVOYAGEUR*TT7*TF20.00*CM$2.00
A comm track booking for Insurance
paid by CC.
RM*MS25C*VCVOYAGEUR*TT7*TF20.00*CM$2.00
RM*MS25*CF1073237842*TXCA1.80*FPCK
RM*MS25*CF10732YR*TXCA1.80
Issuing Invoice for Non-ARC/BSP Air
Supplier segment
RM*MS25S*VCWN*TT1*TF69.00*CM10
RM*MS25*CF1234567890*FPCHECK*SG
Non ARC/BSP tickets can be recorded as supplier booking or a commission track booking. Check with your Trams
operator or accountant for office policy.
Or Comm Track
RM*MS25C*VCWN*TT1*TF69.00*CM10
RM*MS25*CF1234567890*SG
Note: The *SG descriptor code can be used to capture the segment information for non-ARC/BSP transactions to be
available for reporting purposes in Trams. This *SG entry has been expanded to allow the user to specify which segments
are to be included. The format is "*SG 01 02 03 04" where each segment number is separated by a space. You are able
to specify the proper segments for each booking in an invoice.
Supplier Exchange Ticket
Trams reads a supplier exchange ticket even when an ARC/BSP sale is in the same invoice, when entered at the booking
level using MS line options.
For example:
MS25S*VCWEBAIR*TT1*CF1234567890*SG*EXA
MS25*BF201.00*TXXG14.07
MS25*FPVI12345678901234*XP1107
Split Form of Payment
A single booking should include a single FOP. Trams processes payment information at the booking level. This allows a
different FOP for each booking. When receiving a split form of payment from the customer for a single transaction, you
must account for the transaction with separate bookings. This records the proper fare and commission totals for clients
and vendors.
Note: The second MS line starts with segment number 26 to indicate a new booking in Trams.
First booking with zero comm. FOP CC
RM*MS25S*VCRCCL*TT5*TF300.00*CM0*CFYZ13PQ
RM*MS25*FPAX30743384052
Second booking with full comm. FOP CK
RM*MS26S*VCRCCL*TT5*TF700.00*CM100.00*FPCK
RM*MS26*CF78PQU33
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