IATA simplifies baggage rules
Berlin – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced Automated Carrier Baggage Rules (ACBR), the latest project in IATA’s Simplifying the Business program. ACBR will provide a central database for interline baggage rules, enabling airlines, travel agents, and passengers to know what baggage rules will apply for any given itinerary.
“Baggage rules are becoming increasingly complex and confusing. We must improve transparency so that travellers know what to expect,” said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
“Airlines have a variety of different rules and fees depending on the number of bags checked, class of travel, frequent flyer status and routings. ACBR will put all of that information in one place so passengers can have a complete understanding of baggage fees before they buy their tickets