Daily Archives: October 2, 2008

Airlines discriminate against BIAL on UDF collection

I read the following story in the TravelBizMonitor (TBM) with a big pinch of salt. In paragraph two of the TBM article, Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, Kingfisher Airlines, is quoted as saying he is completely against charging the UDF as part of the ticket. Yet airlines are perfectly at ease over-charging passengers a “transaction fee” to cover the travel agent …

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Pay travel agent transaction fee even on refunds

TravelBizMonitor has provided a break-up on the Travel Agent Transaction Fee. As per the decision, travel agents will now charge a Transaction Fee of Rs 350 per ticket on domestic Economy Class, Rs 500 per ticket on domestic Business Class, Rs 2,500 per Economy Class booklet and Rs 3,500 per Business Class booklet. Interestingly, tickets purchased for SAARC, which include …

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