Swiss attaches travel agencies: “Enough tricks lowering prices”

The airline Swiss railed against this practice, which reduces turnover and threatens to fine passengers affected by these maneuvers

BERN – The Swiss travel agencies resort to some tricks – made possible by a global reservation system – to get flights at discounted prices. The airline Swiss railed against this practice, which reduces turnover and threatens to fine passengers affected by these maneuvers. This was shown tonight spokeswoman Myriam Swiss Ziesack the microphones of Radio Swiss German SRF.

According to the transmission to consumers, “Espresso”, the fines could range between 200 and $ 550 per passenger. In this regard, the Ziesack reiterated that if the tour operators were using the booking system properly it would not be necessary to resort to sanctions.

According to the director of the Swiss Federation of Travel Agencies (FSAV) Walter Kunz, the problem is entirely due to the system. The trick there is and it is simple: for example, if it is no longer possible to book a flight Zurich-Hamburg at a discounted price, just prolong it, for example by choosing Zurich-Hamburg-New York. In this way you get a flight at a reduced price from which you then reverses the route Hamburg-New York. “This should not be technically possible,” said Kunz .

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