British Airways is to be the first European airline to take advantage of
Sabre Compensation Manager, a dedicated tool that will automatically
calculate and apply the agency booking payments which are part of its new
agency remuneration scheme.
The product, which will be introduced by British Airways on 1 April 2001,
will help travel agents in the United Kingdom make the switch to the new
scheme, by ensuring the correct assignment of British Airways` booking
payments at the time of ticketing ? eliminating inconsistencies,
inefficiencies and conflicts.
Compensation Manager will assess every British Airways ticketing
transaction done by travel agents utilising Sabre. It will then
automatically calculate and apply the correct booking payment amount for
each validated ticket. The process is seamless with no new formats for
agents to learn.
Chris Kroeger, Sabre`s senior vice president for Europe, the Middle East
and Africa, said: “Sabre Compensation Manager will be an invaluable tool
for both British Airways and travel consultants. The product significantly
streamlines the management of British Airways` new compensation process,
saving both parties substantial time, effort and expense”.
Tiffany Hall, British Airways, head of UK & Ireland sales, said: “We
believe that Sabre Compensation Manager will make the switch to booking
payments as smooth and easy as possible for agents, as there are no new
entries or processes for them to learn”.
This product is available and would be useful to any airline who wants to
manage either their current agent remuneration programme more efficiently
or to introduce a new agent compensation plan. American Airlines and United
Airlines have also signed up for this new Sabre product from the first
quarter of 2001.