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Introduction & Tips


Ready to unleash the full potential of travel? You can implement a full customer journey with Gordian: from searching for new flights to adding ancillaries to servicing existing bookings.

This guide will go over how to execute bags selection end-to-end using Gordian’s bag widget.

Gordian is constantly A/B testing our bags widget and building upon feedback from our partners. We seek to free up valuable engineering time for our partners to immediately start selling new ancillaries and increase revenue. Additionally, we are consistently releasing new features to our bags widget to maximize conversion rates.

Here you will find all the essential steps as well as the necessary code references to quickly and easily turbocharge your booking funnel and have a bag selection page that looks incredible right out of the box:

Gordian Bag Selection Widget

Let’s get started!

Starting Tips

  • You will need a Gordian api_key to follow along this guide. If you do not have one, please contact your Gordian Account Manager. If you do not have a Gordian Account Manager, please email to quickly request a demo to get started.

  • The Gordian API uses HTTP Basic Auth header with your API key as the username and a blank password (this means you do not need a password). You must use HTTPS as the transport protocol.

    Most request libraries have the ability to send requests with basic auth. For example, curl uses the curl -u 'username:password' flag.

  • Follow along the implementation with on our online sandbox: 🌐

  • When setting up the booking flow and returning flights, we recommend using an airline like Spirit Airlines when looking to simulate displaying bags for purchase.

  • For all API calls we provide examples but you can also reference them in our Postman Collection.

To get started, follow the phases linked below: