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IATA To Refresh Its Settlement Plans

An overhaul of IATA’s billing and settlement plans will include a new three-tiered agency accreditation model, among other changes.

Distribution 2020: A Big Change For Travel Agents

“The implementation of NDC”—IATA’s New Distribution Capability technical standard—“will have the most profound effect because of what it will enable,” Harteveldt said.

Travelport To Retire Legacy Link To Amtrak This Weekend

Travelport's legacy connection to Amtrak will be retired at 3 a.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 11, for all Apollo and Worldspan subscribers in the U.S.

Air New Zealand Deploys O&D Availability System

The new origin and destination revenue management system will evaluate availability based on a passenger’s entire journey.

CSA Talks Identity Theft

ID Theft Resolution Service will notify authorities of fraudulent activity.

United Loosens Ticket Change Rules For Travel Agents

Previously, many of the changes required the intervention of a United reservations agent.

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Top Ancillaries Travelers Will Pay For

1. In-room Wi-Fi—18%

2. Ground transportation—14%

3. Airport shuttle—13%

4. Extra bags—12%

5. Upgraded seating—10%

6. Priority boarding, in-flight Wi-Fi and in-flight media—9% each

7. In-room services (e.g., mini-bar or massages)—8%

Source: Switchfly