Old May 19, 08, 3:10 am
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sb1
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
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*RTW retail price lower than GDS - Why/How?

How is it possible that some travel agents have lower prices on Star RTW fares than is available from GDS? What margin do these travel agents make on these fares and how?

For example (all numbers in AUD, from SYD):

YRWSPCL
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from GDS: 2729, 2702
retail advertised prices: 2729, 2689, 2699

YRWSTAR2
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from GDS: 3779, 3740
retail advertised prices: 3779, 3699, 3709
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