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User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1986 posts, RR: 18
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Hello everyone. I just kinda had a quick question. I was wondering about, when an airline, say Delta, is unable for some reason to go to get you on a flight and puts you on another airline, say, AirTran, does AirTran get paid for that passenger coming over to them? Or does AirTran do it for free? I always thought that maybe the original airline transfers the fare paid by the passenger over to the other airline. Thanks!


[Edited 2004-06-17 04:27:29]

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User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

There are two ways to do this:

Rule 120 - the operating airline receives the face value of the flight coupons used. Routing and number of segments must remain the same.

Rule 240 - the validating airline pays the operating airline a certain, negotiated percentage of the full fare for the class of service flown.

Both are reimbursed through a clearinghouse.


User currently offlineXnv From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Some airlines also use FIMs - Flight Interruption Manifests instead of giving the ticket coupon to the receiving airline. They get a set price for each FIM, as Rule 240 would be.

I never knew the difference between rule 120.20 and 240 before, thanks.

User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1776 times:


Right -- a FIM is just a way to issue a ticket per rule 240. The other ways that come to mind are hand-writing INVOL 240 on the face of the ticket along with any other necessary changes and using a computer system to do an INVOL exchange.


User currently offline4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Also the price that Airtran would recieve based upon this case could vary wildly. Fim settlement percentages are based upon the highest full fare offered and range from 10percent to 50 percent depending on the bilateral that carrier has with the other. Most FIM rates are 10-25 percent of full fare.
Rule 120.20 is based upon face value of the ticket. Some carriers have agreements to automatically waive rules printed on the ticket ie valid DL only and still others have agreed to accept each others free FF tickets, bulk rate non published fare tickets, and other "valueless" tickets as rule 120.20. While this is still somewhat rare, airlines that work closely often use this to simplify the customer service procedure.

User currently offlineNorthwestair From Poland, joined Jul 2001, 655 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Now with all of this Electronic Ticketing. I know let say AA sends someone from them to us (NW). AA will send us controll of their Eletronic Ticket and we just check them in like a regular Passenger. I know if I rebook someone to another Carrier I try to rebook the passenger on CO this way I can just issue them their boarding pass to them.

I don't care who you fly just as long as you fly
User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

also if you fly some carriers like WN and indy air and you miss connect or your flights cancel, they do not have any agreements with any other carriers to accomodate you......

bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1664 times:


Do you have to do anything to get the ticket associated with the record in your system? This has been the stumbling block for us in implementing IET invol reroutes locally. Unfortunately, the habit of simply printing coupons to paper seems to die hard. I'm trying to compile step-by-step directions for each airline that serves our airport -- of which NW is one (they also ground handle CO). They have new-style NEC flat panel computers if it makes a difference. Haven't tried it yet since TZ doesn't have an IET agreement with NW, but that can't be far off.


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