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The shopping basket concept is generally held to mean that the customer can buy multiple items in one go at a checkout. However, most IATA-member airlines either do not permit or strongly discourage their agents from selling multiple, unrelated tickets in a single transaction. In some cases it is also not allowed by local law to sell certain itineraries. ...


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Several airlines do use semantics such as basket (e.g. Ryanair.com) for their check out process. It's also the place where additional services such as insurance or extra baggage allowance are purchased. Though flights that are selected are indeed (almost) never saved in that checkout. It can be assumed that this is due to their temporary pre-reservation ...


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dan1111's answer is spot on. Just to add to it. Another consideration is that basket metaphor tries to leverage the real-world concept to help users understand what's happening online. This plays well with sites like Amazon (a giant mall). But it doesn't play well with flight booking. You don't walk into an airport with a basket.


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There is no basket because the tickets and prices you find now are only available for immediate purchase; they can't be saved for later. Airline ticket prices are constantly fluctuating, sometimes changing multiple times per day. If you search and find a ticket at a given price, this price is only available at that moment; also, the "product" (a certain ...



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