dollar rose 1.8 percent year over year, while the number of tickets jumped forward 8.4 percent. Electronic Miscellaneous Document sales, meanwhile, have risen year over year both in August and year to date. EMDs include fees for
passenger segments increased 1.7 percent. <a href="http://www.thebeat.travel/post/2014/07/08/Progress-On- EMD -Adoption-Does-Not-Extend-To-The-United-States.aspx" title="Sales via electronic miscellaneous documents
by the Airline Tariff Publishing Co. and International Air Transport Association," including the electronic miscellaneous document provided by the latter. Qantas has announced similar plans with <a href="http://www.businesstravelnews
Alitalia's ancillary services can be handled via the International Air Transport Association's Electronic Miscellaneous Document standard. Alitalia in 2012 announced similar deals with <a href="http://www.businesstravelnews
href="http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Travel-Management/ARC-on-Aug--31-processed-its-first- EMD -through-a-GDS/?ib=Airlines&a=mgmt" title="processing EMDs via Sabre">processing EMDs via Sabre
ancillary sales of "seats, bags, lounge access and insurance" will be "fulfilled seamlessly via an electronic miscellaneous document ," with implementation starting this quarter for agents in Italy. Alitalia in August announced a
using IATA's Electronic Miscellaneous Document standards. Airberlin indicated that it also is "using Amadeus EMD when distributing a selection of its optional services in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Spain and Sweden."
Mike Premo in mid-July <a href="http://www.thebeat.travel/post/2012/07/19/AA-Tech-Partner-Brazil- EMD .aspx" title="told The Beat">told <em>The Beat</em></a> that ARC at that time had issued a total of four EMDs
using electronic miscellaneous document standards. Currently in testing, a Netherlands-based travel agency recently issued the first EMD for Economy Comfort in conjunction with KLM and Travelport, according to the GDS operator.
EMD is the document standard that airlines and billing settlement plans have created to enable the sale of optional services or merchandizing. "The application of EMD to interline partnerships means that participating airlines can now facilitate