As of late August, many airlines again cut the commissions they pay to travel agencies. As a result, MIT's approved agencies have deemed it necessary to increase their processing fees for airline and rail tickets.
MIT has approved an increase in the processing fee from $14 to $24 per ticket, effective Sept. 10. The $24 fee will only be paid to MIT's approved travel agencies: the Travel Collaborative, Navigant International/Boston and OT&T Travel Management. However, the MIT/MASCO discount agreements with the airlines more than offset this fee.
For more information, see the Travel Office web site or call Ellen Sico at x3-3547.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 2001.