Make a Reservation - IATA #

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  1. jonspencer

    jonspencer Silver Member

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    on the IHG website there are spaces for Corporate ID + IATA #

    is the IATA primarily for travel agents?

    I get a favorable corporate rate, is there any advantage to also using an IATA # when making a reservation?
     
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    Yes IATA is for travel agents, and I've heard they are much stricter about enforcing the ID required when checking in. I've however have not tried an IATA reservation myself.
     
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  3. satman40

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    My wife's office has an IATA Number and department, we use them to rent vehicles, and sometimes rooms.

    They also book her flights, and I tag along on points, some times we both use points to fly, she has an account limit. and it is best not to exceed it too much..

    I am sure upper management audits spending...
     
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    I think the question was more about using the number for discounts. Can or have you used her IATA to get discounts and then paid for them yourself (not charging her agency)? what kind of a discount does a IATA number get someone? and would it be worth it for some get a number, maybe via one of the online "become a travel agent" websites.
     
  5. londoncalling

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    I was using an IATA rate some time back and IC would not credit the points to me based on using that no. When I dropped it and still used the same corporate name I started getting points again.
     
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    When the rate is cheap enough the points don't really matter. That's a bit part of what the IATA rates are about.
     
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    We have been denied points many times, why pay extra for points.

    We use the service if it saves us money,

    Most of our points are given away, not used by us.
     

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