Scan340 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 70 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
Do American/Canadian travel agents still get commision for selling international tickets on American carriers? I remember reading an article in the chronicle that said that American carriers stopped paying agents commision for domestic tickets, just wondering if they pay for international?
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1280 times:
Lowfareair, don't quite follow you there. The US air travel market is the most deregulated and competitive one going. Its precisely because of the competition and multiple options a pax has to purchase a ticket that DL (and the other carriers) no longer felt tied to the traditional ticket distribution scheme (that's been in place since the 1930s). Even so, several carriers see an opportunity to perhaps gain a competitive advantage by maintainig comissions to agencies. If that's not competition in action, I don't know what is.
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