About Open Allies for Airfare Transparency

Open Allies for Airfare Transparency is a coalition of nearly 400 independent distributors and sellers of air travel, corporate travel departments, travel trade associations and consumer organizations that believe air travelers should be able to see, compare and buy the total price of their airfare. That is, that all airline fares and fees should be transparent to, and purchasable by, the traveling public, enabling consumers to comparison shop for their fares on an “all-in” (fares+taxes+fees) basis, “apples-to-apples” across airlines.

To achieve the fairness to consumers that transparency and “transactability” (ability to sell and purchase) represents, our diverse group of members endorses a single, consumer-focused principle: all airlines should make their complete fare and ancillary fee information available and purchasable through every distribution channel in which they choose to participate.  This would allow the 50% of air travelers who buy their tickets through travel agents, online travel companies and other independent sellers to see, compare and buy on the full price of their tickets.  It would also enable corporations and other businesses to budget for, and keep track of, their travel expenditures; something that so far is difficult to impossible to do in today’s “unbundled” world.

What does this mean in practice? Given the airline preference to inhibit comparison shopping, it means Open Allies:

  • Supports rulemaking efforts by the U.S. Department of Transportation to require airlines to disclose and make purchasable their ancillary fee information in all the distribution systems in which they choose to participate.

Open Allies is not anti-airline, anti-fee, or anti-technology. The airlines are some of the closest partners of the businesses in this coalition.  We understand that the business model for air travel has changed, and ancillary fees are an important part of the carriers’ financial mix.  Open Allies does not support requiring airlines to provide information through any channel or to any entity with which they do not choose to do business.

Rather, Open Allies believes airlines have an obligation to listen to consumers generally, and to their best customers – the members of Open Allies: transparency and transactability is not only fair, as a matter of both common sense and the law, to consumers, but will in the end benefit everyone in air travel, through innovation in presentation and marketing, including the airlines.

In short, Open Allies serves as the unified voice of travel management companies, corporate travel departments, travel agencies, online travel companies, global distribution systems, other participants in the travel industry, and consumer organizations, in promoting the ability to comparison shop all-in across airlines on an apples-to-apples basis.

Open Allies Members:

  • 4WellnessTravel
  • A & I Travel Service, Inc.
  • A Plus Travel Corp
  • A Quick Trip Inc.
  • ABC Global Services
  • ABRACORP
  • Accent Travel
  • Activa Travel
  • ADA Travel
  • Adam Travel
  • Adelman Travel Group
  • Adler Travel Agency
  • ADTRAV Travel Management
  • Advantage Travel
  • Advantage Travel Centres
  • Advent Travel/Travel Leaders Minneapolis
  • Adventure Travel
  • Agencia de Viagens
  • Agencia de Viajes Tempus
  • AHY Travel & Tours
  • Airport Travel
  • Airport Travel Agency
  • Aladdin Travel
  • Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners
  • Alaska Travel Source
  • Alatur
  • All About Travel
  • All Seasons Travel
  • All-Travel.com
  • Almeida Viajes
  • Alpha & Omega Travel
  • Altria
  • Amadeus
  • American Council for International Studies
  • American Society of Travel Agents
  • Antelope Travel Greece
  • Anthony Travel Inc.
  • APB Travel
  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • ARTA Travel
  • ArthroCare Corporation
  • As Tours Sa de CV
  • ASAP Travel
  • Association for Airline Passenger Rights
  • Association for Wedding Professionals International
  • Association of Canadian Travel Agencies
  • Assurant, Inc
  • Athina Tours SRL
  • Atlas Travel
  • ATPI Group
  • Aviasales.ru
  • Avoya
  • AZ Travel
  • Azumano Travel – American Express
  • Balboa Travel Management
  • Batt-travels and tours ltd
  • Bay Area Travel Inc.
  • BCD Travel
  • Bellver Viatges
  • Blue Ribbon Business Travel International, Inc.
  • Boca Express Travel
  • Bowne of Dallas
  • Breton Village Travel
  • Bursch Travel
  • Business Travel Coalition
  • Caldwell Travel
  • Candleridge Travel
  • Carib Travel Agency Ltd
  • Caribbean Travel Agency, Inc.
  • Carroll Travel
  • Carrousel Travel
  • Casto Travel
  • Century Travel Services
  • Child Travel/Albany Travel
  • Christopherson Business Travel
  • CI Travel
  • Class Tour
  • Classic Travel & Tours, Inc.
  • Classic World Travel
  • Cole Travel
  • Colpitts World Travel
  • Columbia Basin Travel (Travel Leaders)
  • Colwick Travel
  • Commonwealth Business Travel Group, Inc.
  • Conceptos Avanzados en Turismo
  • CONFETUR
  • Conlin Travel
  • Connections Travel Service
  • Consumer Travel Alliance
  • Converteam UK LTD
  • Copastur Viagens e Turismo Ltda.
  • Corporate Travel Solutions
  • CorpTrav
  • Cosmopolitan Travel and Tours LTD
  • Courtesy Travel
  • Covington Travel
  • Cresta World Travel
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Cruceros To Go
  • Cruise Planners
  • Cruise Travel Vacations
  • Cruise Trips for Two
  • CSC
  • Dart Corporate Travel
  • Destinos
  • DHL Global Business Services
  • Direct Travel
  • Directravel
  • Divertiviajes
  • Dubai Travel & Tour Agents Group
  • Duluth Travel
  • E. Clarke Travel
  • El Sol Travel
  • Emely Tours, Dominican Republic
  • Emergency Travel Service, LLC
  • Enfoque Turistico, S.A. de C.V.
  • Entertainment Travel Service
  • Envoy Travel
  • ESF travel
  • Espectra consolidadora
  • Estilo Viajes
  • European Technology and Travel Services Association
  • European Tours
  • Examinetics
  • Exclusive Travel
  • Executive Travel
  • Exito Turistico
  • Expedia
  • Explore Tours
  • Fairway Travel
  • Fast Services Travel
  • Federal-Mogul
  • Felgueres
  • Flathead Travel Service
  • FLORENCIA Servicios Turisticos
  • Fox Travel
  • FrandecTravel Services
  • Fred Imbert Travel
  • Freeman
  • FUNTOR
  • Gambro Lundia AB
  • Georgia International
  • Geraci Travel
  • Ghiaturs
  • GKR Consulting, LLC
  • Global Crew Logistics/CTCII
  • Global Excellence
  • Globalpoint Travel Solutions
  • GlobalWay, Turismo Educacional
  • Great Destinations
  • Green Earth Travel LLC
  • Grupo Tours & Travel
  • Gulivers Travel
  • GWE Travel
  • Hamilton, Miller, Hudson & Fayne Travel Management Corporation
  • HealthCare California
  • Hess Corporate Travel
  • Hidden Treasure Tours
  • Homewood Travel Service
  • Hostway Viagens
  • Intermar Travel
  • Intermex
  • International Tours & Cruises
  • International Travel Group
  • Interview Travel
  • Islatur Lalianxa
  • Iwantmytravel.com
  • J Walker Service Group LLC
  • JAL GSA MEX
  • Jim’s Travel Link
  • Journey House
  • JTB USA Inc.
  • Just Marketing International
  • KBACE Technologies
  • Keystone Travel Services
  • Koch Overseas
  • La Casa del Viaje
  • Lalianxa
  • Latin Holdings
  • Let’s Travel
  • Liberty Global Europe
  • Location Travel Corp.
  • Logitech
  • LXR Travel
  • MacNair Travel Management
  • Main Street Travel
  • Mann Travels
  • Maringa Passagens e Turismo
  • Maritz Travel Company
  • Maupin Travel Inc.
  • Meghdutam Travels Canada Inc.
  • Mena Tours and Travel
  • Mena Travel International
  • Menno Travel Service
  • Mexico Kanko
  • Milne Travel
  • MKI Travel And Conference Management
  • Motor City Travel
  • Mundo Joven Travel Shop SA de CV
  • National Business Travel Association AUS/NZ
  • National Travel
  • Net Tour Viagens e Turismo
  • New Paltz Travel Center, Inc.
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • NZ Travel
  • Oasis Travel
  • Olaari Destinos Turisticos
  • Omega World Travel
  • OMT Travel Production
  • Oracle
  • Orange Blossom Travel
  • Orbitz Worldwide
  • Orion Travel
  • OT&T Travel Management
  • Ovation Travel Group, Inc.
  • OWT Roteiros
  • Papa John Johns / Taylor Productions
  • Passageways Travel – AMEX
  • PATROTUR
  • Pauline’s Travel
  • Penn State University
  • PLATINUM VIAGENS E TURISMO
  • Plaza Tours / Viajes Plaza
  • Polk Majestic Travel Group
  • Prego Viajes
  • Prestige Travel
  • Prestige Travel (NJ)
  • Prieto Tours
  • Prime Travel
  • Primus Turismo & Viagens Ltd
  • Pryde Travel
  • Quality Travel and Cruises
  • Quiksilver
  • Randall’s Travel Services
  • Recepta Turismo
  • REZJET
  • Roberta’s Travel Solutions
  • Rodgers Travel
  • Rosedy Tours
  • Royal Travel
  • Royaltour Travel Agency
  • S.R. Travel Service
  • Sabre
  • Sanditz Travel
  • SATH
  • Scottish Passenger Agents Association
  • Sevilla Sol Viajes
  • Shanthi Travel
  • Shop and Bargain for You
  • Signal Travel and Cruises
  • Singh’s Travel
  • Softvoyage
  • Solar Tours & Travel
  • Solida Viangens Ltda.
  • Spears Travel / Travel Leaders
  • Spies Travel
  • Springdale Travel
  • Sreenath Sager
  • Stellar Travel
  • STERIS Corporation
  • Sterling Travel
  • Sterling Vacations
  • STW Turismo
  • Summit Travel Group
  • Sun Travel
  • Sunjet Travel Agency
  • Superior Choice Travel
  • Sybase, Inc.
  • Tecniviajes
  • Terra Viagens e Turismo LTDA
  • Textron
  • The Travel Center
  • The Travel Collection
  • The Travel Company Edinburgh
  • The Travel Gallery
  • The Travel Team
  • The Warren Travel Group
  • TLG Travel Management
  • TMC
  • Total Travel Adventures
  • Totum Viagens
  • Tour East Holidays (Canada) Inc.
  • Town Places Travel and Cruises
  • Tradytec
  • Tramex Travel
  • Travel Agents Federation of India
  • Travel And Transport Inc.
  • Travel Connections
  • Travel Dynamics Group Inc
  • Travel Experts, Inc.
  • Travel Incorporated
  • Travel Leaders (Framingham, MA)
  • Travel Leaders (Memphis, TN)
  • Travel Leaders (Plano, TX)
  • Travel Leaders – Discovery World Travel
  • Travel Leaders, Inc
  • Travel Malta Destination Management Ltd.
  • Travel Management Corporation – Global Star
  • Travel Management Group
  • Travel Management Partners
  • Travel One
  • Travel Place Bethesda
  • Travel Quest
  • Travel Solutions, Inc.
  • Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech)
  • Travelbusiness
  • Traveling Times, Inc.
  • Travelink
  • Travelocity
  • Travelport
  • TravelStore Inc. (Brea, CA)
  • Travelstore, Inc.
  • Traveltech/Frosch
  • Travessia Viagens e Turismo Ltda
  • Travizon
  • Trimble Navigation Limited Sunnyvale
  • Tristar Viagens e Turismo LTDA
  • ttitravel
  • Tubby Lohmer’s Travel Leaders
  • Turismo Acur Lines, SA de CV
  • Turismo Exmar
  • Turismo GT
  • Turismo Intervia, S.A. de C.V.
  • Turismo Layave
  • Turismo Sibarita
  • Two Scots Travel
  • Ulmer Travel Srvice Inc
  • Ultramar Travel Management
  • Uniglobe Travel International
  • Universal Travel / American Express
  • Up and Away Travel
  • Upclass Consultoria em Viagens
  • USTravel
  • Vaisala Products & Technology
  • Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Viaja Agencia
  • VIAJES AEROMEDELLIN LALIANXA- ORG AVIATUR
  • Viajes Alpandeire
  • Viajes Caribe
  • Viajes Coaplaza
  • Viajes Galiana Inc
  • Viajes Le Grand
  • Viajes Lincoln
  • Viajes Mundomex
  • Viajes Mundomex S.A. de C.V.
  • Viajes Nosana
  • Viajes Perla La Paz BCS
  • Viajes S & S
  • Viajes San Luis 400
  • Viajes Terranova Culiacan
  • Viatges Bellver
  • Viatoris
  • VillaTours
  • Vimsa Tours
  • Virtuoso
  • Vista Travel
  • Vista Travel Inc.
  • Viva Travel
  • Warwick Travel Service
  • Wayland Travel/Atd-Adventure Travel Desk
  • WeekEnd Turismo Ltda
  • White Reizen Jetaircenter
  • Wilcox World Travel and Tours
  • Williamsburg Travel
  • Windsor Travel
  • Wings Travel Group
  • Wood Travel
  • World Tours Ltda
  • World Travel
  • World Travel Agents Associations Alliance
  • World Travel Bureau, Inc.
  • World Travel Inc.
  • World Travel Service
  • Worldwide Cruises SRL
  • Wright Travel
  • www.pleasestepaside.wordpress.com
  • Youngs Travel
  • Your Travel Center Inc.