TRAVEL agents protest airline commission cuts

Thursday, August 30th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Travel agents across the country shut business down for two hours Thursday in protest of another round of commission cuts by airlines.

Seven Tulsa travel agencies joined in what's being called a "National Day of Awareness" aimed at the traveling public. As many as forty people picketed at the Tulsa International Airport Thursday afternoon as part of the effort. Tulsa travel agent, Toni Gregg, "In the last six years we've received multiple pay cuts and last week was sort of the last straw. The most money we can make on a ticket is $20. It cost $35 to $40 for us to produce one so every time we produce one, we're losing money."

Travel agents hope that events like this one will educate people about the value of using a travel agent.