Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old September 5th, 2001, 09:53 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Cruiselines cut air fees

Carnival, RCI, and Celebrity are cutting TA's air fees from 10% to 5% starting Sep.15 per seperate news wires this morning. I feel sorry for all TAs and the worst part is that no savings will be passed on to the consumer. I have high hopes that as a result of this that more TAs will book air seperate from the cruiselines garbage itineraries, possibly with a small additional fee. Perhaps as a result of this more passengers will get direct flights both to the embarcation point and back.
Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2001, 12:09 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Kuki Kuki is offline
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,500
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default Re: Cruiselines cut air fees

I think this has more to do with the airlines cutting the TA commssions than the cruise lines.
I actually think the cruise lines wouldn't mind being out of the air business entirely.

Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2001, 03:14 PM
Lady Jag
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cruiselines cut air fees

Who can blame the TA's? If I were still one, I'd recommend that people get their own airfare also. It's just not worth the hassle of going through the cruise lines, especially for deviations!
Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2001, 03:45 PM
Dall Dall is offline
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 106
Default Re: Cruiselines cut air fees

Something to remember: A "Cruise Only" agency generally cannot book air directly with the airlines - they can only book through the cruise line.
So, if the client doesn't take the ship's air they will need to go to another agency, or book their own air directly with the airlines.
Even with the 'cut' the agency is making more off the cruise line air than if they booked directly with the airlines at a max of $20 per R/T ticket!

Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air Fare Fees....crazy! Trip Chit - Chat for Cruisers 14 July 6th, 2010 07:19 PM
Air or helicopter tour thru the cruiselines or independent? JeanS Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 March 10th, 2007 04:20 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 AM.
design by: Themes by Design