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An apparatus, method, and program for determining a price of an option to purchase an airline ticket, and for facilitating the sale and exercise of those options. By purchasing an option, a customer can lock in a specified airfare without tying up his money and without risking the loss of the ticket price if his travel plans change. Pricing of the options may be based on departure location criteria, destination location criteria, and travel criteria.

Title
Method, apparatus, and program for pricing, selling, and exercising options to purchase airline tickets
Application Number
8/775591
Publication Number
5797127
Application Date
December 31, 1996
Publication Date
August 18, 1998
Inventor
Thomas M Sparico
Riverside
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
T Scott Case
Darien
CT, US
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Agent
Jeffrey L Brandt
Assignee
Walker Asset Management Partnership
CT, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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