If you decide to make a duty free purchase in an airport make sure that you pay with a credit card. In several countries, including the United States, duty free purchases are handed to you as you board the aircraft for your international flight. There have been reports in the news lately regarding a duty free scam taking place at Washington Dulles, JFK, and O’Hare airports. A customer makes a duty free purchase, pays cash and gets his receipt, boards the plane and waits for his purchase, which never arrives. If you have paid by cash you have very little recourse if this type of incident happens. If you’ve paid by credit card, you can call your bank and dispute the charge
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The Air Travel Card is issued by 29 airlines worldwide and is an accepted form of payment by virtually every airline across the globe. As part of its global program, Air Travel Card also owns and licenses the brands AirPlus (Europe) and PassAge (Asia) that provide value-added services to business travelers.
In addition to the centrally-billed, airfare-only payment system, Air Travel Card also provides corporations with the multi-purpose option of a combined Air Travel Card Visa or MasterCard. The multi-purpose products allow corporations to keep a tight lid on airfare expense through the Air Travel Card while affording their business travelers the use of a Visa or MasterCard.
Air Travel Card had more the $10 billion in worldwide billings in 1996 which places it second among corporate charge card air travel billings. Air Travel Card the preferred airfare payment system at over 100,000 companies worldwide include 76 of Fortune 100 corporations.
Superior Management Reports – Management reports detail travel expense patterns providing your corporation with precise information for budget analysis and forecasting of air travel.
Comprehensive Billing Options – Concise centralized billing from the issuing airline is available in multiple formats to interface with your corporate accounting systems. Customized billing options break expenses down by cost center, department, project, client, employee or other category, whatever best suits your needs.
Improved Credit Security – Keeps air travel charges separate from other corporate travel and entertainment expenses, adding greater control by discouraging credit misuse and making reconciliation much simpler.
Cardless Accounts for Greater Control – Corporations can choose to establish cardless accounts and not issue cards to employees or only to those employees who need to purchase ticket “on the fly”.
Choice/Corporate Flexibility – Air Travel Card offers one of the most efficient and flexible payment systems available. From a cardless account to a multi-purpose Corporate Air Travel Card MasterCard or Visa, no other corporate payment system allows so much choice.
No Cost to the Corporation – The only corporate charge card with no annual fees, no deposits, no per-card charges and no fees for management reports.
Automatic Insurance – Travelers receive up to $200,000 travel accident insurance at no cost with every ticket charged.
Upgraded Options – Additional levels of insurance coverage available for corporate users and individual travelers are available at low cost.