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what is "a leg of the flight"? segment of the itinerary or segment of flight?

 
Mark Cave
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Hi,

Could you please tell me the meening of the following statement "for each leg of the flight if a lay over is necessary"? What is a leg of the flight? and what is a lay over?

Could you please clarify the following confusion?
Under the Price Itinerary use case, the brief description has the following "for each segment of the itinerary" while the post-condition has the following "for each segment of the flight"
 
Theodore Casser
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Part of the "fun" of the assignment is that the requirements aren't exactly consistant throughout the exercise. Therefore, part of what you're going to have to do as the architect is make assumptions on what the customer (FBN) wants and how best to design your solution.

Whatever you decide these statements mean, and therefore what's required, is going to affect how you design the solution. Just think it through, think about how the different definitions for 'leg of a flight' in the various contexts, and go from there (while documenting your assumptions).

A 'lay over', if you're asking for definitions, is a period of time between flights before a transfer at an intermediate airport while travelling to your destination.

I know that's not terribly much help, but I'm also trying not to affect how you design your solution or give "answers" that bias the test.
 
Mark Cave
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A 'lay over', if you're asking for definitions, is a period of time between flights before a transfer at an intermediate airport while travelling to your destination.


Thanks Theodore for you help. Could you please tell me the definition of 'leg of a flight'? I am not a native speaker and that term does not make sense to me. Simply I do not know what does it mean.
 
Albert Maurucier
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Hi Mark

Don't worry, we were all really confused after first reading. Somme hints:
1/quick google searches to get a basic acknowledge of the airline jargon, don't try a "in depth search", you will be more confused, airline industry has very complex business rules.
2/Use an on-line reservation system as training tool, try different selections, one leg flight, multi leg flights,take in your hand a printed version of your assignment and study carefully the responses of the system to your inputs.
3/If you're lucky to get an airline ticket from friends, (best a ticket with multi legs flights)study it !
I think, this will eliminate your confusion.
Regards
Albert
 
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