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2017 IATA Fast Travel Program Airline Platinum Status List

Since the introduction of International Air Transport Authority (IATA)’s Fast Travel Program in 2009, the airline industry has saved over US$2.1 billion (~GBP1.59 billion, EUR1.78 billion) by implementing various self-service initiatives. While over 68% of IATA’s membership airlines completed components of the program, only 4.4% of them have earned the platinum status.

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Airlines Recorded Lowest Lost Checked Baggage Rate In 2016

One of the main reasons why travellers do not check in their baggages is the fear of losing them impact their work or vacation. Through a site like Gobear, you can compare and find travel insurance before you head off on your holiday. This will help cover you in case of accidental loss or damage to your luggage. The world leading air transport information technology and communications specialist, SITA, released a new report that brought good news to calm travellers’ fears. This post takes a detail look into the numbers and the directives that can be employed by airlines and airports to lower the probability of your next baggage being lost further.

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IATA and Amadeus Partnership on Timatic Script

New Timatic Script​ Brings Value To Seamless Travel

Part of seamless travel is about reducing stress by providing travellers with the right information such as visa requirements and health alerts. International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with Amadeus to develop a new script that would give traditional travel agent a new way to bring value by consolidating key travel requirements for travellers.

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IATA Introduces International Carry-on Bag Guidelines

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As part of its annual general meeting held in Miami, USA, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a new size guideline for carry-on bags with the goal to maximize cabin storage space on board most narrow and widebody aircraft types. Refer to press release for video insert from IATA. (Originally posted on June 10 with updates on June 18, 2015).

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