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  • 1. THE BEST WAY FORWARD ON CRS: The Tran Compromise
  • 2. <ul><li>The European Parliament are about to vote on legislation that threatens the competitiveness of the travel industry. If they get it wrong, consumers will pay more for air travel. A revision of the Computer Reservation System Code of Conduct--a set of rules to safeguard consumers--is in sight after years of debate. One element in the Code, however, is most important: the definition of &amp;quot;parent carrier.&amp;quot; Successful legislation will require an unambiguous parent carrier definition that gives assurances that the three airline-owners of Europe&apos;s largest CRS, Amadeus, are currently covered by the rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament&apos;s TRAN Committee passed an amendment by an overwhelming majority (34-2) that provided such assurances by closing a dangerous loophole the Commission had created. The amendment clarified that any airline having board representation, or the right to appoint a board representative, would satisfy a separate objective test of parent carrier status. Despite TRAN&apos;s mandate, the Rapporteur has succumbed to pressure from the Council and will now table a plenary amendment which fails to provide the safeguards agreed in TRAN . </li></ul><ul><li>The outcome matters. Unless MEPs vote for the existing TRAN compromise amendment, and against any new Council amendment, during the September plenary session, they will place consumers at risk. Airfares will increase; flight options will disappear; dominant airlines won’t have competition; travel agents will be threatened; and consumer choice will be eliminated in Europe. Instead, MEPs should support the TRAN compromise for a healthy European airline industry. </li></ul>Click here for additional analysis. Business Travel Coalition © 2008 All Rights Reserved THE BEST WAY FORWARD ON CRS: The Tran Compromise

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