23 January 2014
Open Allies for Airfare Transparency and the International Air Transport Association said they have reached an agreement on a set of conditions the two organizations are jointly recommending to the US Department of Transportation in connection with Resolution 787.
The conditions address any possible industry confusion over the scope of Resolution 787 by making clear that any DOT action would not constitute approval or endorsement of any method or business model of distributing air transportation.
Approval of Resolution 787 does not constitute approval of any agreement among IATA member airlines regarding any method or business model of distributing air transportation, nor restrict the use of any channels available for the distribution of air transportation, including indirect distribution by other than airlines.
Any future agreement among IATA member airlines regarding business models for the distribution of air transportation shall not be implemented without prior compliance with any applicable government approval or notification process.
Open Allies for Airfare Transparency is a coalition of more than 400 independent distributors and sellers of air travel, corporate travel departments, travel trade associations and consumer organizations. Open Allies and its members are committed to the principles of transparency, choice, competition, privacy, and innovation in the air travel marketplace. More information can be found at www.faretransparency.org.
Open Allies and IATA reach agreement on Resolution 787 conditions
23 January 2014