Thanks for your post. Have you spoken with one of the GDS companies about accessing their API products? Each of them have XML API's.
I think you'll find that you have to sign a contract whichever supplier you use, but it won't be 100 pages long! :-)
As far as I know, their data is not available in CSV format
yes the GDS have XML-API products. But not for small fish like us (my impression).
Have a look at the "CAP Implementation Procedure" Amadeus outlines at:
I don't want to be the next ITA, I just would like an answer to 600 request per night.
Yes, you're right - that does look pretty daunting!
Perhaps you can take a look at one of these companies as an alternative source of airline availability data:
I'm sure there are others!
I'm not sure I understand your comment. Are you saying that the GDS companies don't provide an XML API, or data in CSV format, or that they didn't want your business?
Thanks in advance for clarifying!