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PED 01/17/2010

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XL Airways France Joins ARC

XL Airways France (SE/473) has joined ARC as a participating carrier effective with sales on January 18, 2010 (PED 01/24/10).

In operation since 1995, with headquarters based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), XL Airways France operates scheduled flights from France to many domestic, European and intercontinental routes.

Beginning May 21, 2010, XL Airways France will fly four times weekly from New York JFK to Paris CDG, and twice weekly from Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) to Paris CDG.

Long-haul services are operated with a fleet of brand new Airbus A330-200s aircraft, equipped with 364 seats, including 21 premium seats in "Galaxie" class. Short and medium-haul flights are operated with Airbus A320s and Boeing 737-800s aircraft. The airline is displayed in Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport.

XL Airways France has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of XL Airways France unless specifically advised to the contrary by the carrier. Currently, XL Airways France accepts Cash as the only form of payment through ARC.

For inquiries, reservations, or sales information, contact the offices listed below:

XL Airways France
ARC Agent's Support Office
Telephone: +1 201.526.7841

Notice of Changes to the Agent Reporting Agreement

The Board of Directors of Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), following consultation with travel agent and carrier representatives, have approved a number of changes to the ARC Agent Reporting Agreement ("Agreement"). The amended Agreement and summary of changes are available for review on ARC's home page at and will be published in a future edition of the online Industry Agents' Handbook.

Please be advised, in accordance with section XXV of the Agreement - Memorandum of Agreement and Alternative Means of Concurrence - these changes will be effective March 15, 2010. Your continued participation with ARC under the Agreement after the March 15, 2010, effective date will serve as acceptance of the aforementioned amendments.

Please contact ARC's Customer Care Center at or call +1 703.816.8003 if you have any questions.

2010 Annual Agency Fee & Quarterly Transaction Fee

The 2010 annual agency fee of $175.00 will be collected by an electronic draft drawn against your bank account. The agency fee draft will be presented for payment on or after January 21, 2010, and will appear on your bank statement as ARC Core Participation Fee. A separate $175.00 draft will be issued for each active agency and STP location of record as of January 10, 2010, and will be drawn against the bank account you have designated for that particular office. Only one draft will be issued for consolidated drafting agents.

Quarterly Transaction Fees

The transaction fee is assessed quarterly. For the fourth quarter 2009, the fee is $.019 (1 and 9/10ths of a cent). Agencies reporting an aggregate of less than 1,000 transactions per quarter will not be assessed transaction fees. The maximum number of transactions for which an agency can be charged in a quarter is 1.875 million transactions per entity. A separate debit representing the fee will be drawn on or after January 21, 2010 against the account designated by your agency. Only one draft will be issued for consolidated drafting agents.

Note: The per-transaction fee for 2010 will increase from $.019 (1 and 9/10ths of a cent) to $.020 (2 cents) per transaction. The transaction maximum will increase from 1.875 million to 2.0 million. There will be no change to the 1,000 transaction minimum. The new fee will be effective beginning with the first quarter of 2010 which will be billed on or after April 22, 2010.

Erroneous PED 01/10/10 Draft

Click here for the January 15 email notification and subsequent update notification to agents concerning the PED 01/10/10 settlement of debits/credits.

Tip of the Week: Saving Searches in Memo Manager

This function allows you to save a search that you use frequently. To save a filter:

At the Memo Manager - Search screen,

  • Create a search by entering the criteria you would like to search in the text boxes of the search screen
  • Click the Save Search button.
  • Once selected, the Search Save Filter screen displays.
  • Type a priority in the Priority textbox.
  • Type a description in the Description textbox.
  • Click the Submit button.
  • Once selected, you will see a confirmation that the filter was saved. A link is created on the Home page in the Saved Searches section for future use.
  • Click the Cancel button to cancel the save and return to the Memo Manager - Search screen.

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