Official Record Series 1 - Annex 10

Official Record Series 1 - Annex 10

OFFICIAL RECORD SERIES 1 - ANNEX 10

ANNEX 10: TARIFF FILINGS BY UK AIRLINES IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARD PROVISIONS I AND II – FARE CONDITIONS AND FORMAT OF TARIFF FILINGS

Fare conditions to be filed

1. The fare conditions (whether in the form of rules or footnotes) to be filed are those specifically supporting those fares that themselves require filing.  Where the fare rule is silent in a particular rule category, it will be assumed that there is no restriction in that category.

2. There is no requirement to file general tariff conditions that are not specific to a fare type.  These include generalised fare construction rules, even those that potentially affect the fare level on more complicated journeys, for example mileage system or higher intermediate fare rules.  They also include charges for excess baggage.  However, Provision II does still require the filing of commission rates and related conditions.

Format of tariff filings

3. Tariff filings should conform to the format requirements below.  The CAA may refuse to accept filings unless they conform with these requirements, although in certain cases the CAA may decide to waive some of them.

4. Tariff filings must be submitted by post, fax, e-mail, or by a filing agent for electronic tariffs to the address at Part 4.

5. An airline may appoint an agent to file on its behalf.  Filings by that agent must clearly identify the airline(s) on behalf of which it is filing.  An appropriate authorisation must be lodged with and agreed by the CAA before any such arrangements take effect.

6. The format of filings made electronically shall be agreed between the CAA and the filing agent concerned before filing commences.

7. Fares filed by post, fax or e-mail must include fare codes and levels in the currency of sale, together with supporting conditions (see "fare conditions to be filed" above) including any relevant add-on amounts.  Each page should show the date of issue, the proposed date of effect, the expiry date and a sequential filing reference number.  Further guidance can be provided to airlines on request.

8. All filings must be clear and unambiguous.  References to IATA Resolutions will not be accepted.  Filings must be accompanied by a clear summary of the changes being proposed.  Filings of fares in the UK–US and UK–Canada markets may require more detailed justification, the guidelines for which will be provided separately to the airline by the CAA.

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