The BCD Travel Flights Complete Verification Java Sample Code demonstrates how to access the API. Developers can use the endpoint during the payment/check-out process of a flight booking. They can verify payment and confirm the status of a flight reservation.
The Tnooz THack event at ITA Google's headquarters in Boston was a lesson in how overwhelming development for the travel industry can be. On the morning of the first day of the hackathon, the eleven API hosts provided brief descriptions of their APIs and their respective functionality or access to data. It became clear, very quickly, that most of the APIs were not like the Twitter API or Google Maps API. Many of the APIs delivered a lot of complex data in a highly structured format. Building some kind of mash-up using any of the APIs would be a challenge.
Seven more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Health, Invoicing, Chat, eCommerce. Highlights include an API that provides data about holidays in Europe and an API that allows apps to search for flights. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.