TravelPort increase American Airlines booking fees

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J TravelPort has released plans to increase fees for bookings on American Airlines flights made out of the US. American Airlines Asia/Pacific vice president and general manager Theo Panagiotoulias said the airline is concerned with the timing of TravelPort’s decision. “To our knowledge, TravelPort has determined that this onerous increase will only affect American and American Eagle flights,” he said. “Notably, the short notice of the increase came after negotiations between Americand Orbitz – an online travel agency partly owned by TravelPort – came to a standstill.” Mr Panagiotoulias added that the carrier will asses a Booking Source Premium to travel agencies using the increased fees sites to book fares on American Airlines. “Travelport’s actions to increase booking fees will mean that bookings made through Galileo and Worldspan, the GDSs owned and operated by Travelport, will become significantly more expensive to American than all other booking platforms in the affected international markets,” he said. “American values its partnerships with agencies such as yours and we would prefer to continue distributing our full range of public fare content in ways that are cost effective for both you and us. “However, Travelport’s retaliatory efforts in raising the booking fees leave us no option other than to share the burden of Travelport’s increases with you.” last_img read more