ASTA welcomes Southwest, Continental statements on credit policies

09/1/2009 | Travel Agent Central

ASTA and other travel industry groups lauded statements from the heads of Continental Airlines and Southwest Airlines that they have no intention to follow United Airlines' lead in shifting credit card fees on to travel agents and consumers. "We applaud the statements made by Continental and Southwest," said ASTA President and Chairman Chris Russo. "Their candor is appreciated, even when associated with the usual cautionary remarks related to publicly held companies making forward-looking statements. It is a fair interpretation of their remarks that neither airline sees value in the United Airlines policy and that neither intends to adopt it."

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