America West Extends Agency Program Sign-up Period

America West Airlines has extended the sign-up period for Agency AWArds, its new travel agency commission program, through April 5, 2002.

Agency AWArds allows travel agents the opportunity to earn commission payments in exchange for bookings that exceed America West`s normally expected market share. Agency AWArds is structured similarly to airline frequent flyer programs, with agencies categorized and compensated based on performance. “America West is the only major hub-and-spoke airline to offer all travel agencies an opportunity to continue earning commission payments and the travel agent response to Agency AWArds has been outstanding,” said Ron Cole, vice president, sales.