Ticketing Deadline Control
The Ticket Deadline Control (TDC) process sets a TDC based on OS defined rules and detects if a ticket has not been issued after ticket time limit expires. The TDC is calculated in GMT. Only bookings with an OS segment (operating and marketing flight numbers) on the first outbound journey are considered. The adding date of the segment is considered to calculate the TDC, regardless of the status. If a PTA is issued the TDC will be calculated based on the location of the booking office (point of sale). Once a booking is created, the following warning message is sent to the PNR one hour after the transaction has ended.
PLS ADV TKT NBRS OF OS SEG LATEST "<calculated TIME>" GMT OR SEG WILL BE CANX
Each time the booking changes, the system checks for ticket numbers or whether the TDC has changed.
Ticketing Deadline Rules for United States (10th of March 2008)
Booking Class PNR Creation Bef Dep TDC
C,D,Y,B more than 10 days 10 days bef departure
C,D,Y,B 10 days or less 72 hrs after reservation
J,M more than 21 days 21 days bef departure
J,M 21 days or less 72 hrs after reservation
H,Q,V,W,S more than 90 days 90 days bef departure
H,Q,V,W,S 90 days or less 72 hrs after reservation
E,K,L at any time 48 hrs after reservation
T at any time 24 hrs after reservation
O at any time ticketing along with reservation
Local exceptions may apply, please refer directly to Austrian Airlines.