Response Times

Clarity NDC works as a proxy for the calls made to the Clarity NDC API. This API, in turn, makes one or more requests to external airline APIs. While working with Clarity NDC, you should remember that:

  • The response timing will be strongly influenced by the airline API response time.
  • The overhead (delay) added by Clarity NDC to requests is unavoidable.

However, we try to keep the latency overhead added to requests from our side to a minimum. We realize how essential response times are in creating exceptional user experiences. As far as possible, we also work with airlines to reduce the time it takes for their APIs to respond.

The response timing vary greatly among airlines, with some taking longer than a minute to answer. If it takes longer than a specified time limit, which ranges from 30 to 90 seconds, the session ends. The time limit varies for different endpoints and should be taken into account for integrations. (For Example, if your integration is accessible via a user interface, you might wish to show a loading indicator).