• Elderly, disabled to get 20% discounts
    on booked flights online—transport dept


    PERSONS with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens may soon avail of their 20 percent discounts when booking for flights online, the Department of Transportation has announced.

    “Civil Aeronautics Board directed airlines to establish in their websites the necessary system to be able to process the 20% discount based on the actual fares that were directly sold by the airlines,” the department said in a statement, referring to a resolution approved on Thursday.

    However, the discount shall not cover lawful taxes and other fees and charges imposed in relation to domestic air travel, the department clarified.

    The document confirming the passenger’s seat booking must also indicate that the passenger was granted the 20% discount for proper verification at the check-in counter, according to the resolution.

    The resolution shall take effect 15 days after publication. The department said that airlines will be given two months from date of effectivity to develop and implement a virtual system that would apply the discount on online transactions. REICELENE IGNACIO


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