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Commissions Section One


Offshore/Transborder Ticketing

American Airlines does not pay base commission for tickets issued by travel agents on itineraries originating within the territory of the United States, including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.

Because American's base commission and other commission structures can vary by country and travel agent, American reiterates that travel agents may not evade or circumvent American's commission rate structures by means of shifting of bookings to a branch office e.g., via use of satellite ticket printer or electronic transfer of ticketing data, through commission splitting or referral arrangements with a correspondent travel agency, or by any other means.

Agencies Located In 50 U.S, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands And Canada
Effective for all tickets issued where American validation is used. Airline Recording Corporation (ARC) and IATA approved locations classified by American as full service, on-site, restricted access or Satellite Ticket Printer (STP).


For Travel

Base Commission

To all destinations

0%

 

 

 

If travel originates outside U.S.

 

 

but is ticketed in the U.S.

0%

 

 

If American does not participate in itinerary

0%

 

 

Claimed PNRs

0%

 

 

Internet/Online

0%



 

Selection Of Ticketing Carrier
In accordance with the ARC reporting agreement, the agent will use the ticketing identification of any ARC carrier scheduled to participate in the transportation. If the ticketing ID of a carrier scheduled to participate in the transportation is not available; the agent will use the ticketing ID of any other ARC carrier who has provided authorization for such use.

IATA Only Travel Agents Located In The 50 U.S.
In order to qualify as an agent representing American in the 50 U.S, the travel agent must be approved first by ARC and then by American. IATA only agents located in the 50 U.S. cannot plate on American, and therefore, are not eligible for commission.

Agencies Located Outside The 50 U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands And Canada
American does not pay base commission on tickets issued outside the U.S. (including Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada for flights on itineraries originating within the territory of the U.S. (including Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada. American does not pay commission on VUSA or N1VISIT/N2VISIT fares.

Tickets issued in the following locations will earn the respective base commission depending on American participation in the itinerary, as outlined below. Exception: All tickets for itineraries that originate in the U.S. and Canada earn 0% base commission.

Effective for all tickets issued where American validation is used. IATA-approved locations classified by American as full service.

 

Base Commission

Africa

 

Benin

 

7

Botswana

 

7

Ghana

 

7

Kenya

 

1

Lesotho

 

7

Namibia

 

7

South Africa

 

0

Tanzania

 

1

Togo

 

7

Uganda

 

1

All Others

 

7

 

 

If American does not participate in the itinerary

7

South Africa

 

0

All Others

 

7

 

 

Atlantic

 

Austria

 

0

Belgium

 

0

Czech Republic & Slovakia

 

0

Denmark

 

0

Estonia

 

1

Finland

 

1

France

 

1

Germany

 

0

Greece

 

1

Hungary

 

1

Ireland

 

1

Italy

 

1

Luxembourg

 

0

Moldova

 

1

Netherlands

 

1

Norway

 

0

Poland

 

1

Portugal*

 

1

*Effective May 1, 2014

0.8

Romania

 

1

Russia

 

1

Spain

Non Atlantic JB destinations

0.1

Spain

Atlantic JB destinations*
*JB =North Atlantic routes to/from EEUU, Canada, SJU and Mexico

0

Sweden

 

0

Switzerland

 

0

United Kingdom

 

0

All Others

 

7

 

 

Caribbean

 

Excluding Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

If travel originates in Point of Sale

1

If travel originates outside the Point of Sale

1

If American does not participate in the itinerary

0

 

Central America

 

If travel originates in Point of Sale

1

If travel originates outside the Point of Sale

1

If travel originates in U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands

0

If American does not participate in the itinerary

1

 

 

Mexico

 

 

If travel originates in Point of Sale

1

If travel originates outside the Point of Sale

1

If travel originates in U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands

0

If American does not participate in the itinerary

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle East

 

Bahrain

 

0

Egypt

 

0

Israel

 

7

Jordan

 

0

Kuwait

 

0

Lebanon

 

0

Oman

 

0

Pakistan

 

0

Qatar

 

0

Saudi Arabia

 

0

Turkey

 

0

United Arab Emirates

 

0

All Others

 

7

 

 

 

If American does not participate in the itinerary

 

Bahrain

 

0

Egypt

 

0

Israel

 

7

Jordan

 

0

Kuwait

 

0

Lebanon

 

0

Oman

 

0

Pakistan

 

0

Qatar

 

0

Saudi Arabia

 

0

Turkey

 

0

United Arab Emirates

 

0

All Others

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific/Asia

 

Australia

 

3

China

 

0

Fiji

 

7

Hong Kong

 

5

Hong Kong
(Domestic)

 

0

Hong Kong POS
with China POO


(follow China IATA Commission Offer)

0

India

 

0

Indonesia

 

0

Japan

 

0

Korea

 

0

Malaysia

 

0

New Zealand

 

3

Philippines

 

5

Singapore

 

0

Sri Lanka

 

7

Taiwan

 

5

Thailand

 

5

Vietnam

 

5

All Others

 

7

 

 

If American does not participate in the itinerary

Australia

 

0

China

 

0

Fiji

 

0

Hong Kong

 

0

India

 

0

Indonesia

 

0

Japan

 

0

Korea

 

0

Malaysia

 

0

New Zealand

 

0

Philippines

 

0

Singapore

 

0

Sri Lanka

 

0

Taiwan

 

0

Thailand

 

0

Vietnam

 

0

All Others

 

0

 

 

 

South America

 

 

If travel originates outside the Point of Sale

1

If travel originates in U.S., Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands

0

If travel originates in the following Points of Sale:

Argentina

 

1

Bolivia

 

1

Brazil

 

6

Chile

 

 

Economy class

1

 

Premium class
At least one American international segment

6

 

Economy and Premium class combined
(at least one international segment on Premium Class, on American)

6

Colombia

 

1

Ecuador

 

1

Paraguay

 

6

Peru

 

1

Uruguay

 

1

Venezuela

 

6

All Others

 

1

If American does not participate in itinerary

Chile

All classes of service

1

All Others

 

0

 

 

 

*American codeshare flights.



 


Updated March 4, 2014

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