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UNITED AIRLINES WILL SIMPLIFY ITS TRAVEL AGENT COMMISSION STRUCTURE BEGINNING JAN. 1

 CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to travel agent concerns about its complex commission structure, United will simplify its U.S. point-of-sale commission level to a single, uniform 10 percent beginning Jan. 1, 1994. The 10 percent rate will apply to virtually all tickets, for all classes of service, and for all domestic and international travel.
 United Airlines' current 10 percent commission rate in the domestic United States, U.S.-Canada, U.S.-United Kingdom and U.S.-South Pacific markets will not be affected by the change. However, the new rate will effect commissions in the following international markets: U.S.-Atlantic (except United Kingdom), U.S.-Latin America, U.S.-Mexico/Caribbean, U.S.-North Pacific (except Promotional Fares and Seaman's Fares), Circle Pacific and Round-the-World fares.
 "Since United became a global carrier, travel agents have been telling us that we have a complex commission structure," said United Airlines Vice President and General Sales Manager Chris Bowers. "A uniform 10 percent commission rate is a major step toward simplification of commissions, and it will make it easier for agents to ticket on United for travel throughout the world.
 "Travel agency efficiency also will improve as a result of the new commission structure," Bowers added. "A uniform 10 percent rate will reduce errors due to misapplied commission rates. Ultimately, this will lower the administrative burden for the travel agent."
 Other administrative functions will not be affected by the new commission rate structure. Current procedures for the reporting of commissions on travel agency sales will remain unchanged.
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