RAA, ID90T Partner for 100% E-ticketing for Airline Employee Travel

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RAA and ID90T partner to find a solution to interline e-ticketing for airline employee travel before IATA's 100% e-ticketing deadline on January 1st 2008.

To assist member airlines in retaining one of the most valued employee privileges, RAA and ID90 Technologies (ID90T) hosted a one day workshop at RAA’s headquarters’ in Washington D.C. on Tuesday May 16th.

The workshop offered some 25 attendees, from both RAA and non-member airlines, the opportunity to learn about ID90T’s cost-effective, automated and uniform solutions created to preserve and expand today's offline employee travel benefits, as IATA's requirement of 100% electronic ticketing nears the December 31, 2007 deadline.

With numerous RAA members indicating that their companies do not have the expertise or resources to develop the technology to make e-ticketing a reality for employee travel, all attendees where excited to learn about ID90T’s Universal Electronic Ticketing Platform.

ID90T’s Web based platform has been developed to fulfill the process of employment verification, travel planning, pricing, issuing and refunding electronic tickets, making space available flight listings and billing and settlement.

If airlines don’t comply with the 2008 100% e-ticketing deadline, they risk losing all their off-line travel privileges. As Deborah Mc Elroy, RAA President says; “70% rated pass travel benefits as very important…especially important when recruiting new employees.”

With the number of off-line Interline agreements averaging 30 at each regional airline, the costs of making individual connections to each transporting airlines’ reservation system is enormous and financially unfeasible. “With the ID90T Platform there are no development costs and each airline only needs to make one connection to access all the world’s airlines. Now airlines can maintain their Interline agreements and possibly establish new agreements,” explains Tristan Schukraft, Managing Director of ID90T.

The Regional Airline Association represents U.S. regional airlines, and the manufacturers of products and services that support the industry, before the Congress, DOT, FAA, DHS, TSA and other federal agencies. Founded in 1975, RAA also provides a wide array of technical, educational and promotional services to regional airlines. The association's member airlines transport 97 percent of total regional airline industry passengers.

ID90 Technologies (ID90T), an affiliate of ID90.COM established in 2000, provides Interline e-ticketing solutions for airline employee travel, via its Web based Electronic Ticketing Platform. All of ID90T’s e-ticketing solutions are available with no development costs, are fully customizable and are maintenance free, allowing airlines to maintain and expand their offline employee travel benefits, now and in the future. 558 days to 100% e-ticketing! Are you turned on?

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