Sabre, Amadeus Make Progress on EMDs
Sabre and Amadeus reported progress with rolling out the electronic miscellaneous document (EMD), a piece of technology that ultimately will enable the sale of airline ancillary services through GDSs. The initial deployments are for airlines’ direct channels.
The EMD enables electronic payment for many of the services and products airlines offer, including the collection of baggage fees and refunds. It will allow airlines and travel agencies to sell and track the usage of all ancillary charges. The EMD-A will include charges linked to the flight coupon, such as excess baggage and seats, and the EMD-S will cover stand-alone charges such as lounge access.
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