Airline Reporting Commission Bond
What is an Airline Reporting Commission Bond?
An Airline Reporting Commission Bond aka ARC Bond is a bond that is required of Accredited Travel Agents that sell standalone airfare or travel vacation packages that include airfare. In order to become an Accredited Travel Agency, agents must adhere to ARC guidelines at all times and have become approved, with authorization to issue ARC Traffic Documents, on behalf of an airline or railway carrier.
How does an Airline Reporting Commission Bond Work?
This type of Surety Bond guarantees that the ARC Accredited Travel Agent supplies airfare or rail fare to the clients while agreeing to pay the actual provider their portion of the fees due to them. It also guarantees that the Accredited Travel Agent will utilize the required forms and systems by the Airline Reporting Commission. The agent will also conform to all rules and guidelines of the Agent Reporting Agreement.
How much does an Airline Reporting Commission Bond Cost?
The cost for an Airline Reporting Commission Bond is typically based on the credit history of the owner of the Travel Agency. These bonds are considered Financial Guarantee Bonds so they tend to be a bit more expensive. A new Travel Agent is required to post a bond for $20,000 for the first year. After the first year, the bond is adjusted annually based on revenue and the bond amount can range from $10,000 to $70,000 annually. Should an account be considered borderline, we may need to review personal financials, business financials and even a resume of the owner. At Universal Service Agency we specialize in placing clients in any circumstance that may present itself from “superior credit” to “less than perfect credit” and everything in between.
How do I get an Airline Reporting Commission Bond?
You can get an Airline Reporting Commission Bond by contacting surety bond agents/brokers. Since you’re already here, you can give us a call at 215-646-2400 or Apply Now here.
How to Choose a Bonding Company?
Universal Service Agency offers Surety Service Made Simple. We are the fastest surety only agency in the country, with over 100 years of combined surety experience servicing all 50 states. We exhaust all of our resources to get you the fastest turnaround times and lowest rates. We can help anyone, even clients that may not fit into the standard market. You can get a free quote here or call our bond experts at 215-646-2400.
How long does it take to get an Airline Reporting Commission Bond?
Universal Service Agency can issue bonds the same day as long as the Travel Agent is motivated to complete all of the requirements. The amount of time between application and issuance is affected by a number of factors though, including but not limited to, the size of the obligation, the type of bond, and promptness of the premium payment.
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