|, the Internet service that lets visitors name their own price for travel-related and other products, trumpeted the success of its foray into hotel bookings and said it plans to expand the service. Here's an idea: An agent could name his or her own commission payment, and could locate an airline that would pay it. OK, maybe that wouldn't work so well...

American will acquire Reno Air in an effort to bolster its West Coast presence. Seems a gamble, but certainly AA thinks it's a sure bet.

The Transportation Department said it expects to finish its review of travel agent commission override by the end of 1998. That seems like more than enough time to determine that agents aren't making any overrides.


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