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GO Airport Shuttle - Alternate Fare Table 60 - FAQ
As part of the GO Wholesale Pricing Initiative, GO members have been asked to create an Alternate Fare Table 60 in order to provide baseline fares for the Business Development team. This page is designed to present some questions that have arisen over the creation of the Alternate Fare Table.
A one hour webinar was conducted mid December 2012 that describes and outlines the process for creating Table 60. GO members should login to the members only section at GO AIrport Shuttle.com and check the Announcements Section in order to view the webinar. A PDF copy of the slides presented in the webinar is available on the same page and may also be downloaded here: File:Fare Tables 5060.ppt.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1) Our company has fares specified for both the 1st passenger and 2nd passenger. Will the wholesale pricing initiative take into account both first and second passenger fares?
A: Providing the GO development team offers multiple passenger fares to the perspective corporate account, then the answer is “Yes.”
Q2) Is the child fare listed in Table 60 a discount percentage or the actual fare per child?
A: Values displayed for children is the actual per-child fare to be charged.
Q2a) If the child fare is “0” in fare Table 60, does this mean there is no fare for children and children are free?
A: A “0” in the child fare field indicates that no child fare pricing will be offered. This DOES NOT mean that children are free.
Q2b) If there is no fare listed for a child in Table 60 what happens?
A: If no fare value (or “0”) is entered for the child fare, then the reservation system will not distinguish between Adults and children. Essentially, there will be only a single passenger type, “Passengers” to select from.
Q3) Will you support any other or additional passenger types, such as Senior, Students, Military, etc. and if so, how should those fare values be entered on the fare table?
A: Currently GO only offers 2 passenger types on its primary website: Adults and Children (12 and under). No final decision has been made yet regarding what additional passenger types might be presented to a corporate entity. If you would like to have additional passenger type fares available and ready to be offered as part of the GO Corporate Pricing Initiative then you SHOULD include these in your Alternate Fare Table 60 submission. See Questions 2, 2a and 2b above for information on how to display alternate passenger type fares for students, senior, military, etc.
Q4) When I go to open the fare.csv file I see a bunch of text separated by commas and it appears all jumbled. What am I doing wrong?
A: You probably opened the csv (which is a text file) with a text or document editor. The easiest way to open, view and edit a csv file is to use a spreadsheet application. When you open with a spreadsheet application, the commas “disappear” and you should see all the text organized neatly. You can use Microsoft Excel (any version) or can download and install the OpenOffice.org suite of applications, that work almost identically, and are free. If you install and use OpenOffice, you want to use / specify the “Calc” Spreadsheet application component. When you right click on your csv file look for “Open With” followed by MS Excel, OpenOffice Calc, or similar.
TIP: Remember when finished editing your file to save it as a CSV formatted file again. If you try to upload a different type of file format, your fares will not work correctly!
Q5) I have a question on the Power Point document. In table 60, you have a renamed columns Z, AA, AB, and AC. In table 50 you do not mention these columns. My question is, Are these columns in table 50 not to be renamed?
A: You do not need to rename those columns for Table 50 nor do you need to put any values in those columns. Table 50 contains fare values (in the normal fare columns) this is the sum total of the fare PLUS all extra charges. So where in Table 60 the extra charges are broken out into the 4 columns, in Table 50, the extra charges are rolled into and included in the fare value column.
Q6) Is there anyway to view or test the uploaded Table 50 / 60 fares on the web to be sure they were uploaded correctly.
A: Sort of. You cannot view them in table display or format but you can confirm they were uploaded properly.
Login to the web reservation site and select the “Fares” tab.
Select the “Maintain Fares” option
Select the Airport (e.g. Orlando, Newark, etc.)
In the Table ID field, enter 50 (or 60)
Click the “Load Locations” button
Select the desired location from the drop down list.
Click the “Edit Specified Location” button
This allows you to see the uploaded fare values for this one location.
You can repeat the process to look at other locations and see that values were uploaded properly.