New luggage-rule database to help travelers, agents

06/9/2010 | Travel Agent Central

The International Air Transport Association's new Automated Carrier Baggage Rules will offer travelers, travel agents and airline personnel information about luggage rules for various flights. "Baggage rules are becoming increasingly complex and confusing," said Giovanni Bisignani, director general and CEO at IATA. "Airlines have a variety of different rules and fees depending on the number of bags checked, class of travel, frequent-flyer status and routings. ACBR will put all of that information in one place so passengers can have a complete understanding of baggage fees before they buy their tickets -- even for complicated journeys."

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