What is FareNet?
Importantly, because the pixel only activates after a visitor has already arrived on the Flight Results Page and the page elements have loaded, FareNet does not add any stress to servers, affect page load time, scrapes data, or require additional booking database resources (server calls or GDS calls).
Absolutely no personally identifiable information of site visitors is collected or stored at any time. FareNet only collects flight and fare information already available to any user searching for a flight.
This flight and fare data is leveraged to power airTRFX, airModules, Far
Data Collected by FareNet
Data points that may be captured and later used to power content modules can include the following:
Origin Airport Code
Destination Airport Code
Trip Carrier Number(s)
Operated By Information
Data Collection Methods
The FareNet script can be built to collect the data in a variety of ways, but the DataLayer method is preferred as it provides more stability than the other approaches.
Option 1: Targeting DataLayer (Preferred)
EveryMundo will work with the customer to utilize existing DataLayer variables, or implement new variables, that return the required flight search data for airTRFX.
This method is preferred as the DataLayer is typically a more stable data source and should not be affected by UI/UX changes to the customer booking engine.
Option 2: Targeting HTML Elements
If this method is used, EveryMundo will require access to a staging environment and proactive communication from the customer any time a change to the source code of the targeted page(s) is anticipated, in order to build and test before production deployment.
Option 3: Hybrid Data Layer/HTML Targeting
In the case of the customer having a partial DataLayer, a hybrid method can be utilized.
FareNet Development Considerations
Fare Type to Display
The Customer will need to decide to display one-way fares, roundtrip fares, or a combination of both (currently the only combination setting allows international fares to display roundtrip and domestic fares to display one-way) on the airTRFX pages.
If the Customer decides to display any round-trip fares on the airTRFX pages, EveryMundo will need to understand the combinability logic of leg-based fares.
If any Outbound leg fares can be combined with any Inbound leg fare for a given route for the same departure and return dates, then we consider the pricing logic to be combinable. Combinable pricing means that for every user search, EveryMundo can collect multiple combinations of the price for a given route for the same departure and return dates and will therefore have more data to display.
If the Inbound leg fare changes depending on the Outbound leg selected by the user for a given route on a given day, then we consider this logic to be non-combinable.
Discounted (Non-public) Fares
To avoid displaying discounted fares on the airTRFX pages, it is important to ensure the FareNet script is only firing on the public-facing booking engine. There are additional considerations to avoid collecting and displaying discounted fares:
Employee booking portals
Promo code fare discounts
Points Redemption booking engines
Currency to Display
To maintain consistency in the user experience from airTRFX pages to the Customer’s booking engine, it is necessary to understand the currency display logic. Most customers display currency based on Point of Origin or Point of Sale. airTRFX has built-in settings to accommodate both of these logics.
FareNet is hosted and cached using Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage services. AWS is highly secure, scalable, expandable, and load-balanced to exceed the airline website’s traffic requirements.
AWS provides security features that are designed and managed in alignment with best security practices and a variety of IT security standards, including the following:
- SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (formerly
- SAS 70 Type II)
- SOC2, SOC3
- FISMA, DIACAP, and FedRAMP
- ITAR, FIPS140-2
AWS security features*:
- Built-in Firewall
- Encryption (TLS) across all services
- DDoS mitigation technologies
- Man in the Middle Prevention
- Traffic flow policies (ACLs)
Additional Security Measures
To ensure stability and protect valuable client information, EveryMundo also executes additional security protocol:
- Penetration tests are performed by a third-party every six months
- Access to production administration interfaces are reviewed every 90 days
- Load balancers are the only public endpoints
- Communication between private networks and data centers conducted over SSL and through IP filtering
- Transmission between the airline site of data conducted over SSL.
Only a limited set of data is captured, transmitted and stored in the database; including fare, cabin, origin, destination, dates and currency.
Absolutely no personally identifiable information of site visitors is captured or stored at any time.
*In the November 2014 report: The Forrester WaveTM: Public Cloud Service Providers’ Security, Q4 2014, Forrester named AWS as the only Leader in public cloud security. Specifically, the report cites AWS’ capabilities in data center security, certifications, and network security; as well as excelling in customer satisfaction, security services partnerships, and a large installed base.