NW Rescinds Agent Charge

Others Levy Consumer Fees

After an uproar by the travel agency community, Northwest Airlines withdrew its proposed “Shared GDS Fee,” which would charge agents a $7.50 fee for each domestic roundtrip booked on a GDS.

However, Northwest maintained new fees for consumers who book through call centers ($5) and airport ticket offices ($10). As of press time, American Airlines, Continental and US Airways also adopted the same consumer fee policies, which all took effect earlier this month.