Galileo & Worldspan - U.S. Department of Transportation Mandate for Baggage Disclosure (updated !)


Overview PA 1461 - version 03

Issue History : Version 01 – Issued 23-Apr-12; Version 02 – Issued 13-Jul-12

Reason for Issuing version 3 : Notification of change to Load to Production times.
Added an additional example (previously highlighted in PA 1152 – Baggage Allowance Enhancements). Example further clarifies screen displays (disclosure detail) when first marketing carrier for travel to/from/within U.S. does not file baggage allowance and/or charges detail with ATPCO (Please see page 24 onwards )

Effective 24 January 2012, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) has mandated, for trips wholly within the U.S. or to/from the U.S. free baggage allowance, baggage charges for the 1st and 2nd checked bags , baggage size and carry-on charges must be displayed at fare quote, added to the e-ticket receipt at ticketing and included in email trip confirmations. On January 6, 2012, the DoT issued a notice they would not enforce sections 399.85(c) and 399.87 for a six month period with respect to interline and code share itineraries involving travel to/from/within the US.
Beginning on July 24 2012, carriers and data providers must disclose baggage details for all itineraries on travel to/from/within the US including code share and interline itineraries. For more information on the US DoT mandate, go to:
The purpose of this document is to detail how this information will be presented by Travelport

Customer Benefit

Complete and accurate baggage information
User friendly displays and advisory messages

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