Dolphin Dynamics Ltd, developers of Dolphin for Windows, is pleased to announce that as of December 16th British Airways will be the first `full service` carrier (alongside their oneworld partner Aer Lingus) to be featured on the FlightScanner search engine.
Roberto Da Re , President - Dolphin Dynamics
FlightScanner will integrate with British Airways
Trade Fare Explorer and will initially display Domestic and European fares only, for trips originating from the UK and Ireland. Trade Fare Explorer is British Airways’ new, easy to use, web based booking tool for travel agents based in the United Kingdom, which has replaced BA Reservations On-Line (BAROL) for fast and easy availability of low fares. What’s more Travel Agents can still earn their full British Airways booking payments and get free ticket fulfilment from British Airways.
Registration with Trade Fare Explorer is mandatory in order to have BA fares displayed on FlightScanner. Registration can be done on line via the British Airways trade website www.batraveltrade.com
Travel Agents need an IATA or TID number to register for Trade Fare Explorer, and after a short post-registration validation period, registered agents are able to make bookings on Trade Fare Explorer and get awarded full booking payments.
Spencer Brace, Manager, New Distribution Models, British Airways, said, British Airways is constantly reviewing new ways of distributing our product utilising the developments in modern technology. Dolphin FlightScanner represents a great opportunity to achieve this to the agency community, which is an extremely important distribution channel for British Airways “
President, Roberto Da Re said, “With the integration with Trade Fare Explorer we are looking to offer the best possible search and booking tool to those agents that specialise in the European City brakes market and do not have a GDS or are not familiar with one. FlightScanner users will be able to see all flight options in a single screen and really offer their customers the best option in a matter of seconds. It is our intention to continue to expand the participation in FlightScanner of scheduled traditional airlines that offer Travel Agents specific booking capability. FlightScanner is not a consumer product but clearly a Travel Agent tools and will continue to evolve in that direction.”
FlightScanner is offered exclusively to bona fide travel agents.
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