Agents can now register for Qantas’ new NDC platform

In addition to discounted fares, agents using the portal can enjoy a five-day price freeze on international itineraries, as MATT LENNON details.

Travel agencies can now register to access Qantas’ dedicated NDC portal, opening up a new way to shop and book Qantas airfares, service flights and customise with ancillaries.

The platform, unveiled last year, unlocks Qantas NDC content for agents in more than 60 countries, independent of an external technology partner.

Benefits of the platform include discounts on up to 5% on trans-Tasman airfares and up to 4% on domestic itineraries, excluding taxes, if booked via the portal.

On longer journeys, agents can also freeze the total airfare price for up to five days under Qantas’ recently announced price guarantee.

There are no registration or set-up fees, with access granted seven to 10 days after the application process.

The portal also features a range of self-serve user guides and e-learning resources as part of a Dedicated Knowledge Centre.

“The portal is part of the airline’s commitment and investment in the capabilities of its NDC program, including lowering domestic and trans-Tasman fares for trade partners, unlock…industry benefits and modernise how agents service customers,” the airline said.

Qantas said the platform is designed primarily for basic return journeys, with traditional GDS channels recommended for more complex itineraries.

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