UA Aims to Cut Commissions by $100 Million

United Airlines by July 1 will eliminate "hundreds" of travel agency incentive agreements while reworking "all others" as part of a quest to chop $100 million from its annual commission expenses, according to emailed statements attributed to vice president of sales in the Americas Dave Myrick. The effort is part of a companywide focus on streamlining operations to withstand the industry's fuel price-driven financial crisis.

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