US Airways Joins Others Eliminating Commissions

US Airways are the latest airline to eliminate base commission for tickets issued by travel agents in the United States and Canada as the industry looks to cut costs following the Sept. 11 attacks.

US Airways Group Inc.`s US Airways
, the No. 6 U.S. carrier, said the decision was effective immediately and includes Internet bookings, among other commissions. The change does not affect base commissions policy on tickets bought outside the United States and Canada.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines
, the No. 3 U.S. air carrier, became the first major U.S. airline to eliminate base commissions last week.

Delta`s decision was later matched by No. 1 carrier American Airlines, No. 5 U.S. carrier Continental Airlines, No. 4 U.S. carrier Northwest Airlines, and No. 2 U.S. carrier United Airlines.

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