Amadeus IT Group has been granted a patent for a device, system, and method that provides ancillary objects from a cache and categorizes provider objects based on flight data. The system retrieves predetermined ancillary objects associated with previous similar flights and assembles provider objects for user requests. GlobalData’s report on Amadeus IT Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Providing ancillary objects for flights from cache and providers

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Amadeus IT Group SA

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11922338B2) discloses a server system and method for efficiently providing responses to flight object requests from a requesting device. The server includes a communication interface and a controller configured to search an ancillary object cache for predetermined ancillary objects associated with previous flights similar to the requested flight. If found, the server provides a response corresponding to the flight object and the predetermined ancillary objects. If not found, the server determines a mode for the request, either requesting further ancillary objects from provider systems or providing a response without ancillary objects. The system aims to enhance the user experience by efficiently handling requests and providing relevant information based on previous flight data.

Furthermore, the patent details methods for categorizing and storing predetermined ancillary objects, receiving requests for flight objects, and searching for provider objects based on criteria. The system also includes provisions for ranking provider objects based on categorization criteria and responding to shopping or pricing requests by assembling flight objects and ancillary objects. The patent emphasizes the use of New Distribution Capability (NDC) offers in the flight object and predetermined ancillary objects. Overall, the system and method described in the patent aim to streamline the process of responding to flight object requests, enhancing the efficiency and relevance of the information provided to users.

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