What we’re reading: Cleveland dropped as UA hub, Southwest announces DAL routes, what travelers think about fees
What we’re reading: US Airways fined $1.2 million, airport alligator, honoring a fallen soldier, fees help carriers profit
What we’re reading: TAs may get compensation from airlines for ancillary sales, Americans plan to hit the road, FBI probes missing cash
Margins have airlines selling more ancillaries through agents
Travel agents are increasingly able to sell ancillary products, so now some airlines are thinking about giving them compensation.
Sabre is currently booking ancillary services for nine airlines, with three more soon to be online and 21 more in the pipeline.
Travelport’s Agencia product enables retailers to sell all of Air Canada’s products, including its fare families. Travelport offers ancillary products from four carriers, with more in the pipeline.