ATLANTA -- Delta and American matched United's cap on international
commissions to U.S. travel agents, setting a maximum of $100 for
roundtrip travel and $50 for one-way travel, effective immediately.
Delta, which pays over $1 billion a year in commissions
worldwide, said it expects to save as much as $45 million as a
result of the pay limit.
Delta's and American's moves, which were straight matches of
United's new commission policy, dashed latent hope among some
agents that one of the Big Three would go for a higher cap. It also
further limits agents' options for alternative carriers.