Validation to Sell Delta-Plated Tickets
To become an authorized agent to sell Delta tickets and services, a travel agency must be first fully accredited with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) or international agents with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). You may contact ARC or IATA directly to obtain country specific accreditation information.
During the accreditation process for both ARC and IATA, agency information is reviewed to determine if the agency is credit-worthy and meets guidelines to become an authorized agent. After successfully completing the accreditation process, the agency is provided access for booking and ticketing through their GDS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Delta require accreditation in addition to the ARC or IATA accreditation?
Delta Air Lines, Inc. maintains appointment standards which are separate from and may be more stringent than those of the ARC or IATA.
Why does Delta require additional security considering that ARC already has a Surety Bond or Letter of Credit?
ARC's requirement covers all carriers’ exposure which may not be adequate to cover Delta's potential exposure.
How does Delta determine if additional security is required and for what amount?
An independent credit evaluation is performed by Delta following receipt of your completed application package. Notification of Delta's decision regarding security requirements is provided as soon as possible following the evaluation.
How do I get a Delta validation plate?
U.S.-based travel agencies that are fully accredited with ARC will automatically receive authorization to sell Delta tickets and services and do not need to request any additional authorization to sell tickets and services from Delta.
International Travel Agencies that have a question regarding the ability to issue Delta tickets and services should contact their local Delta Sales Office or a Delta Slaes Representative for assistance.
If my agency appointment is canceled by Delta, can we still book and or ticket reservations?
Cancellation of the agency appointment will prohibit the agency from participating in the sale of Delta air transportation and services, including booking active, passive or claiming Delta segments in any computer reservation system.