Amadeus To Absorb NWA Fees

Amadeus executives yesterday sent a letter to travel professionals saying the company would reimburse agencies for "all" segment fees imposed by Northwest Airlines, effective tomorrow. The global distribution system operator previously said it would cover similar $3.50 per-segment American Airlines surcharges, also scheduled to take effect tomorrow. These "interim" policies--as well as United's and US Airways' decisions to name Amadeus a preferred distributor--mean Amadeus users do not currently

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