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Worldspan to Identify Northwest Ticket Fees

Worldspan, L.P. announced today that it
will modify its GDS displays to reflect the ticketing fee that Northwest
Airlines says will be payable by U.S. and Canadian travel agents on
tickets sold by agencies in those countries. Worldspan’s availability
displays, and responses to fares and pricing requests, will reflect that
Northwest is imposing the ticketing fee on U.S. and Canadian travel
agencies. These modifications to Worldspan’s availability displays and fares and
pricing responses will help travel agents to understand the charges
associated with ticketing certain Northwest flights. The functional
changes to the Worldspan system will go into effect today to coincide with
the date that Northwest Airlines has advised that it will begin to charge
U.S. and Canadian travel agents a surcharge of USD $7.50 or CAD $9.50 for
every domestic round- trip ticket that travel agents process for Northwest
with the assistance of a GDS. The Worldspan system provides a series of
tools enabling agents to display airline information according to a
variety of rules and preferences which agents set.