Amex GBT Goes After ‘Higher Processing Costs’ Of Gol, Ryanair, Southwest, Others

American Express Global Business Travel in an August letter indicated customers would pay a $10 surcharge on transactions booked with airlines deemed "high cost."

"This additional $10 fee applies to any transaction booked with a supplier that is booked outside a GDS; does not settle its accounts through industry-standard methods; has limited or no participation in industry-standard fare filing processes; or is designated as basic booking, low cost, specific or other similar designation," according to an Aug. 8 letter addressed to clients and obtained by The Company Dime.

Included among these suppliers are Aeromar, Dragonair, Frontier . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.