Travel Agent Communications

PED 09/04/2011

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Important - Please Read ARC's New Secure Web Portal for Credit Card Payments

In order to improve the customer experience, effective Sept. 1, 2011, faxes will no longer be accepted to process credit card transactions for accreditation forms. ARC has launched a secure Web portal that will process all credit card payments. To access the portal, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Visit
  2. Select Customer Support, then Resources, and then Forms Catalog - Accreditation
  3. Select the applicable forms, and a link to the new credit card portal will be located at the top of the forms page.

For questions, please call the Customer Care Center at +1 703.816.8003

Spanish-Speaking Customer Care Associates Available

ARC continues to strive to meet the needs of our customers. We are aware that some of our Spanish-speaking travel agents need to receive assistance in Spanish. ARC's Customer Care Center has Spanish-speaking associates available to meet that need. In order to receive Spanish-speaking service:

  • Contact ARC's Customer Care Center at +1 703.816.8003.
  • Select option 2 for a Spanish-speaking associate.

ARC's Customer Care Hours of Operation:
Monday-Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time
Wednesday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time

ARC is very interested in your feedback, so please let us know about your experience with the Customer Care Center. Email us at

Servicio al Cliente Disponible en Espanol

ARC continúa su esfuerzo por mejorar y satisfacer las necesidades de nuestros clientes. Conscientes de la necesidad del idioma español le informamos que tenemos varios asociados que gustosamente le atenderán en español. Para recibir este servicio:

  • Comuníquese a nuestro Centro de Servicio al Cliente al +1 703.816.8003.
  • Seleccione la opción 2 para hablar con uno de nuestros representantes en español.

El horario del Centro de Servicio al Cliente es el siguiente:
Lunes y martes: 9:00 a.m. a 9:00 p.m. Hora del este (Eastern time)
Miércoles a viernes: 9:00 a.m. a 7:30 p.m. Hora del este (Eastern time)

Agradecemos sus comentarios, puede compartir su experiencia con el Centro de Servicio al Cliente enviando un mensaje electrónico a

Arkia Israeli Airlines to Begin Accepting Visa and MasterCard

Effective with sales issued on Monday, Sept. 5, (PED 09/11/11), Arkia Israeli Airlines (238/IZ) will begin accepting Visa and MasterCard as forms of payment through ARC.

Passenger Acknowledgement of HazMat Advisory

Please be advised that according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), effective Jan. 1, 2013, a ticket purchase may not be completed until the passenger or the person acting on behalf of the passenger indicates the hazardous materials restrictions on baggage are understood.

Click here to review the final DOT rule (HM-215K) affecting passenger notification.

Tip of the Week - Endorsement Field

Remember that in IAR, the Endorsement field is not a modifiable field. Please verify that the information required by the carrier is shown in this field in the GDS, before a reservation is completed. Once the ticket comes into IAR, changes to this field cannot be made. By keeping this in mind while issuing tickets, you can help reduce the chance of incurring debit memos.

Don't Forget to Claim Your Thank You Gift

Click here to take the Travel Professional Survey from PhoCusWright and claim your thank you gift!

Please distribute the ARC TAC among staff and colleagues.

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