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NameDB1BMarket
DescriptionThis table contains (directional) origin and destination markets from the Origin and Destination Survey (DB1B), which is a 10% sample of airline tickets from reporting carriers. It includes such items as passengers, fares, and distances for each directional market, as well as information about whether the market was domestic or international. The file also reports operating and ticketing carrier information for flight segments within the directional market. This table is related to both the O&D Segment and Ticket files by the unique Market ID on each record.
Records555,312,037
Fields41
First Year1993
Last Year2020
FrequencyQuarterly
Latest Available DataDecember, 2020
  
TermsDefinitions
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.
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.
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.
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.