Travel Agent Communications

PED 01/04/2009

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2009 Annual Agency Fee & Quarterly Transaction Fee

The 2009 annual agency fee of $160.00 will be collected by an electronic draft drawn against your bank account. The agency fee draft will be presented for payment on or after January 22, 2009. A separate $160.00 draft will be issued for each active agency and STP location of record as of January 11, 2009, and will be drawn against the bank account you have designated for that particular office. Only one draft will be issued for consolidated drafting agents.

Quarterly Transaction Fees

The per-transaction fee is assessed quarterly. For the fourth quarter 2008, the fee will be $0.018 per transaction. The maximum number of transactions for which an agency will be charged will be 1.875 million per entity per quarter. A separate draft will be drawn against the bank account you have designated, on or after January 22, 2009. Only one draft will be issued for consolidated drafting agents. Agencies reporting an aggregate of fewer than 1,000 transactions per quarter will not be assessed transaction fees.

Note: The per-transaction fee for 2009 will increase from $0.018 to $0.019 per transaction. There will be no changes to the 1.875 million transaction maximum or the 1,000 transaction minimum. The new fee will be effective beginning with the first quarter of 2009 which will be billed on or after April 23, 2009.

ARC Continues Alitalia Processing Under New Entity

ARC is pleased to announce that Alitalia (AZ/055) will continue to participate with ARC under the legal entity of Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A., effective January 12, 2009 at 23:00 hours. As such, ARC will continue to process Alitalia-validated transactions, under the carrier code of AZ/055, including sales, refunds, and exchanges without interruption.

Air Namibia Accepts MasterCard and Visa

Effective with sales issued on December 29, 2008 (PED 01/04/09), Air Namibia (SW/186) accepts MasterCard and Visa as forms of payment through ARC.

ARC Inauguration Day Information

Sales Report Submission

ARC's offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 20 for Inauguration Day. Agencies and Corporate Travel Departments will have an extra day to prepare the sales report for PED 1/18/09. Your weekly sales report must be authorized by midnight, Wednesday, January 21.

Ticket Modification/Voiding Schedule

Please note the following dates to modify and reconcile IAR transactions issued Monday, January 19:

  • GDS Void Date: Tuesday, January 20
  • IAR Reconciliation Date: Wednesday, January 21

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