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Airline Origin and Destination Survey (DB1B)
   Overview
The Airline Origin and Destination Survey (DB1B) is a 10% sample of airline tickets from reporting carriers collected by the Office of Airline Information of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Data includes origin, destination and other itinerary details of passengers transported. This database is used to determine air traffic patterns, air carrier market shares and passenger flows.
   Coverage
The survey covers a 10% sample of airline tickets from reporting carriers.
   Availability
 
 
First Year1993
Last Year2014
FrequencyQuarterly
 
   Data Tables
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DB1BCoupon
This table provides coupon-specific information for each domestic itinerary of the Origin and Destination Survey, such as the operating carrier, origin and destination airports, number of passengers, fare class, coupon type, trip break indicator, and distance.
DB1BMarket
This table contains directional market characteristics of each domestic itinerary of the Origin and Destination Survey, such as the reporting carrier, origin and destination airport, prorated market fare, number of market coupons, market miles flown, and carrier change indicators.
DB1BTicket
This table contains summary characteristics of each domestic itinerary on the Origin and Destination Survey, including the reporting carrier, itinerary fare, number of passengers, originating airport, roundtrip indicator, and miles flown.
   Summary Tables
 
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   Related Links
 
Air Carrier Financial Reports
Air Carrier Summary Data
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   Terms and Definitions
Airport CodeA three character alpha-numeric code issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation which is the official designation of the airport. The airport code is not always unique to a specific airport because airport codes can change or can be reused.
Airport IDAn identification number assigned by US DOT to identify a unique airport. Use this field for airport analysis across a range of years because an airport can change its airport code and airport codes can be reused.
City Market IDAn identification number assigned by US DOT to identify a city market. Use this field to consolidate airports serving the same city market.
CodeshareAn arrangement whereby a marketing carrier's code is used to identify a flight operated by another carrier. The marketing carrier may make reservations and issue tickets for the operating carrier's flights.
CouponA piece of paper or series of papers indicating the itinerary of a passenger. An airline ticket includes an auditor's coupon, flight coupons, and a passenger receipt.
FIPSFederal Information Processing Standards. Usually referring to a code assigned to any of a variety of geographic entities (e.g. counties, states, metropolitan areas, etc). FIPS codes are intended to simplify the collection, processing, and dissemination of data and resources of the Federal Government.
GatewayIn international travel, the port where customs clearance takes place.
Market (Using DB1B Data)A Market in DB1B data is created by a trip break. Trip Breaks are points in the itinerary at which a passenger is assumed to have stopped for a reason other than changing planes. For example: an itinerary BOS-LAS-BOS would have two markets BOS-LAS and LAS-BOS. The trip break occurred at LAS.
Marketing CarrierAn air carrier that issued a flight reservation or ticket under a codeshare agreement.
Operating CarrierAn air carrier engaged directly in the operation of aircraft in passenger air transportation.
Reporting CarrierThe carrier that submitted data to the Office of Airline Information for a given passenger segment.
Total Itinerary YieldItinerary fare per itinerary miles flown. The itinerary includes all segements of a journey from origin to destination.
TrackThe actual flight path of an aircraft over the surface of the earth.
Trip BreakTrip Breaks are points in the itinerary at which a passenger is assumed to have stopped for a reason other than changing planes. A break in the passenger's trip creates a market. For example: An itinerary BOS-LAS-BOS would have two markets BOS-LAS and LAS-BOS. The trip break occurred at LAS.
World Area Code (WAC)Numeric codes used to identify geopolitical areas such as countries, states (U.S.), provinces (Canada), and territories or possessions of certain countries. The codes are used within the various data banks maintained by the Office of Airline Information (OAI) and are created by OAI.
 
   Data Source and Contacts
 
Data Provider AgencyRITA/BTS
Data Provider OfficeOffice of Airline Information
BTS ContactTranStats Customer Support
Phone:(800) 853-1351
Email: ritainfo@dot.gov
 



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