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Big commission hike not first time MAS has done so

August 20, 2014 Aviation, Headline News 1 Comment Email Email

egtmedia59Australian travel agents are the unwitting beneficiaries of Malaysia Airlines’ woes with the carrier almost doubling its commission levels from 6% to 11%

In an offer is valid till 15 September 2014, MAS will pay the higher commission levels only for tickets issued in Australia for travel originating in Australia.  It includes the YQ fuel surcharge.

Commission on tickets issued for travel originating outside Australia, or re-issued tickets, stays at 6%.

The move reflects the struggles MAS is undergoing following the tragic disappearance of one of its B777s and the catastrophic shooting down of another.

Not that it takes a disaster to trigger such moves. MAS hiked its commissions even higher, to 12%, early last year for tickets issued from 7th January to 28 February 2013. That initiative had exactly the same stipulations as the current one – inclusive of fuel surcharge (YQ) issued on 232 ticket stock in Australia BSP for travel commencing ex Australia only.

Written by : Peter Needham

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  1. Robyn says:

    Really I dont feel like a benificiary- did anyone just consider that the 12% and now the 14% is just to get agents back to fair commission for booking the airlines $150 return airfare to KUL (plus tax of course!!!) if you make 6% thats a mighty $9 commission – so agents need the 14% thats $21 bucks – what the media should be reporting is that Malaysia Airlines is safe to travel with and book with your local Malaysia Airlines friendly travel agent! Of course AFTA would have come out and corrected any misinterpretation that agents are kicking Malaysia Airlines whilst its down !!!!

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