Travel Agent Communications

PED 01/20/2008

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2008 Annual Agency Fee

The 2008 annual agency fee will be collected by electronic draft(s) drawn against your bank account. The agency fee draft will be presented for payment on or after January 24, 2008. A separate draft will be issued for each active agency and STP location of record as of January 13, 2008, against the bank account you have designated for that particular office. For ARC accredited Independent entities without associated Branch or STP locations, the second draft will be for each active agency of record as of July 13, 2008.

The Annual Agency Fee Drafting Schedule

ARC accredited Independent Entities without associated Branch or STP locations:

  • January 24, 2008 $150.00
  • July 24, 2008 $245.00

ARC Accredited Home Office Entities with Branch and STP locations:

  • January 24, 2008 $395.00 (Home Office Location)
  • January 24, 2008 $150.00 (Branch Office and STP Locations)

2008 Quarterly Transaction Fees

The per-transaction fee is assessed quarterly. In 2008, it will be $0.020 per transaction. The maximum number of transactions for which an CTD will be charged will be 1.875 million per entity per quarter. NOTE: CTDs reporting an aggregate of fewer than 1,000 transactions per quarter will not be assessed transaction fees.

The Prepaid ARC Travel MasterCard® - Commissions Paid Through ARC Memo Manager

Prepaid ARC Travel MasterCard commissions are paid by credit memo through ARC Memo Manager. You will be able to identify the Card in Memo Manager by its supplier code: MCTC. Once you accept your credit memo, the information is available in ARC Interactive Agent Reporting.

Agencies who have not already registered for ARC Memo Manager should do so by visiting ARC's corporate Web page and clicking on "Memo Manager" in the toolbox on the left. Then click on "Not enrolled? Register Now".

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Boston Maine and Indian Now Accept MasterCard and Visa

Effective with sales of January 21, 2008 (PED 01/27/08), both Boston Maine Airways (E9/385) and Indian Airlines (IC/058) accept MasterCard and Visa as forms of payment through ARC.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Information - January 21, 2008

Sales Report Submission:
ARC's offices will be open on Monday, January 21, 2008, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Agencies and CTDs will not have an extra day to prepare the sales report for PED 01/20/08.

Your weekly sales report must be authorized by midnight Tuesday, January 22.

Ticket Void Schedule:
Please note the following dates to modify and reconcile IAR transactions issued Friday, January 18:

  • GDS Void Date/ IAR Reconciliation: Monday, January 21.

ARC will be open and operating Monday, January 21 with the normal Customer Support Center hours of 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern.

If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Support Center at 703-816-8003.

Tip of the Week: Updating Contact Information in DRS

When placing your online ticket stock order with the ARC Document Ordering System (DRS), please verify and update your contact information with each order to ensure that you will receive your order confirmation.

Please distribute the ARC TAC among staff and colleagues.

ARC Customer Care Center | Tel. (703) 816-8003 | Fax (703) 816-8039 |

ARC Corporate Communications | Tel. (703) 816-8525 | Fax (703) 816-8168 |