American Airlines Eliminates Group Discount Program
Effective yesterday, American Airlines has discontinued its group
discount program and disbanded its Group & Meeting Travel sales
team, according to industry reports. The move is part of the carrier’s
post-merger efforts at integrating the programs, policies and procedures
of American and US Airways.
According to American, the airline
will continue to honor current discount agreements. However, no changes
to existing contracts — including changes to sites or dates — will be
Groups booking travel on American rather than US
Airways flights may continue to take advantage of zone fare agreements
for groups of 10 or more passengers traveling from different origins to a
common destination, and both American and US Airways will continue to
offer space agreements for groups traveling together.
Going forward, the company’s Revenue Management department will manage group travel.