China Southern Airlines halted third party check-in service, saying unauthorized licensing services are risky.

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 China Southern Airlines halted third party check-in service, saying unauthorized licensing services are risky.


According to the news of Chinas voice, recently (late April 22nd), a civil aviation travel service software navigable and horizontal announcement said that it has been offline on the function of the mobile phone. At the same time, in the Ctrip, flying pigs and other tourism travel software online seat selection service, at present, there is no Southern Airlines this option. Prior to this, China Southern Airlines issued a notice that some websites and mobile applications that had not been authorized by the southern airlines have been asked to stop handling the seats and duty services for the passengers of the South Airlines, and indicated that there were security and service risks in the non authorized network platform for the selection and service of Southern Airlines. Why can the third party platform provide service on duty? What is the risk of unauthorized services? Nowadays, when airline passengers buy their tickets, many people will check-in and choose seats in advance. In the way, it can be handled by every airlines website, mobile phone application, micro signal, and some mobile phone application software. Usually, such software programs or platforms have also collected many airlines check-in business. So how do they get on duty for users? Civil aviation commentator Qiqi said to Chinas voice: through what we call the API data interface, we then read and analyze the airlines data and operate some services directly through some applications through the API interface. API data is a complete set of things, just to see what kind of functions to complete, and how to do applications in different fields. For example, ticket seat inquiries and ticket inquiries require API. Just to which level is it applied. However, at present, China Southern Airlines tickets have already been unable to handle check-in and seat selection services on this type of software. Civil aviation travel service software air travel cross announced that it has already rolled out the function of China Southern Airlines mobile phone check-in. Ctrip, flying pigs and other software in the online seat selection service, has been unable to choose to handle China Southern Airlines business. A tourist trip class platform customer service said: because our platforms duty function is also directly connected to the navigation and travel, but now the navigation and travel has closed the function of the duty. This is not the initiative of such software. In April 18th, Southern Airlines issued a announcement about the standardization of South Airlines network selection and duty service. It said that the three party network platform (hereinafter referred to as unauthorized network platform), such as some websites, mobile phone applications and small programs that have not been authorized by the Southern Airlines, was unauthorized. The operation of seat selection and check-in operations has disrupted the operation order of China Southern Airlines flight, and has caused certain aviation safety risks, information security risks and service risks. China Southern Airlines has sent a letter requesting it to stop such infringement. China Southern Airlines customer service personnel said: from China Southern Airlines, it did not open any check-in permission to any agent. We suggest that passengers check-in through official channels such as China Southern Airlines official website, and others have not been authorized by us. In daily use, a third party software and platform can handle the check-in and seat selection of many airlines, and passengers feel it is convenient to use. There are also passengers who think or worry that the use of the third party service is not as direct and secure as the official channel of the airline. For unauthorized network platforms, the Southern Airlines bulletin said they lacked effective information security supervision, and could illegally intercept information on passenger identity data, account data and travel data, and thus the risk of personal privacy leaks and member accounts stolen. In addition, the unauthorized network platform does not have the ability to reasonably arrange the balance of seats and flights load, and is prone to cause aviation safety risks. In this regard, the civil aviation commentator Qiqi said to China: because the balance system is done by the airlines, the airline will be responsible for this, will be adjusted according to the relevant situation. And the third party platform does not take any responsibility for this. If there is a problem of safety, airlines are going to take the pot back, which is why airlines need the most direct connection between passengers. In fact, this kind of event is not the first time. In 2014, the airline issued a statement that the so-called self-service service provided by the third party mobile phones has not been authorized. At the same time, it does not guarantee the passengers follow-up service after the use of the third party mobile phone application, and does not bear the liability for infringement of the loss as well as the disclosure of the information of the individual. At present, in some travel software, Air China, Eastern Airlines and other companies can still be check-in. However, for example, Air China has some hints on its official website, such as passengers using other third party services for check-in, and Air China will not be able to guarantee follow-up services. Aviation Technology commentator Qi Qi said: in fact, with technological improvements, airlines hope that all their services can be directly linked to passengers. If there is a public and credible platform, it is a good thing for travellers. However, it is whether the middleman and the third party have touched the core interests of the airline or have any safety problems. Do not make money from the third party, say that there are security loopholes, the responsibility of security issues thrown to the airlines. Although, at present, the Southern Airlines did not authorize any third party network platform to carry out the selection, duty service, but in the announcement, the Southern Airlines said that the third party network platform won the license of the Southern Airlines business authorization, can deal with the selection of South Airlines, duty service, and South Airlines will announce the announcement. Source: China voice responsibility editor: Guo Ping _B7442 At present, in some travel software, Air China, Eastern Airlines and other companies can still be check-in. However, for example, Air China has some hints on its official website, such as passengers using other third party services for check-in, and Air China will not be able to guarantee follow-up services. Aviation Technology commentator Qi Qi said: in fact, with technological improvements, airlines hope that all their services can be directly linked to passengers. If there is a public and credible platform, it is a good thing for travellers. However, it is whether the middleman and the third party have touched the core interests of the airline or have any safety problems. Do not make money from the third party, say that there are security loopholes, the responsibility of security issues thrown to the airlines. Although, at present, the Southern Airlines did not authorize any third party network platform to carry out the selection, duty service, but in the announcement, the Southern Airlines said that the third party network platform won the license of the Southern Airlines business authorization, can deal with the selection of South Airlines, duty service, and South Airlines will announce the announcement.