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Glossary

A guide to the terms most often used in the world of Business Travel Management.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Account number


A unique number assigned to a customer by a financial institution. With a credit card, the number is stamped and encrypted on the plastic card or centrally lodged.


AirPlus A.I.D.A


A.I.D.A. allows clients to generate virtual credit card numbers for their AirPlus Company Account. This allows them to shop online with merchants who do not accept the AirPlus Company Account as a form of payment, but do accept MasterCard. Currently, AirPlus offers the A.I.D.A service in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.


AirPlus Company Account


The AirPlus Company Account allows a company to centrally invoice travel costs via the UATP payment platform. If your travel agent is an AirPlus merchant, you can invoice all of the services offered by a travel agency through the AirPlus Company Account as well.


AirPlus Corporate Card


AirPlus Corporate Cards are company credit cards for business travelers to invoice travel services that are incurred on the road (hotel, restaurant, telephone, taxi, etc.).


AirPlus Electronic Billing


With AirPlus Electronic Billing, invoice data is sent by electronic means instead of by mail. The numbers and data from your electronic bill can be adapted and conveniently processed. In this way, the processing of your travel costs is considerably accelerated. The many data formats supported by AirPlus are compatible with all accounting processes.


AirPlus FlexEbill


FlexEbill is an electronic data format for online invoices. FlexEbill is a CSV data record that you can define and design to meet individual needs. For example, you can select any field of information to organize, merge and delete existing fields, add new fields, change the order and/or combine several fields in a column, etc.


AirPlus Information Manager


The AirPlus Information Manager is a comprehensive analytical tool that can help evaluate specific business travel costs. With its intuitive and intelligent functions, the AirPlus Information Manager is a user-friendly online solution and available at any time via our Business Travel Portal.


AirPlus Merchant Agreement


With the AirPlus Merchant Agreement, travel agencies can invoice train, flight tickets, and other travel services on the AirPlus Company Account.


Approval code


A code approving a credit card transaction, from the issuing credit card company, for the requested transaction amount. The limit of the credit card will be immediately reduced. The debit occurs only when the transaction is submitted after approval.


ARC


Airlines Reporting Corporation whereby settlement is made in the US for airline tickets (see BSPs outside the US).


ATX


A file format we use to transfer daily transaction data (before billing) into ERP systems.


Authorization (only-with)


Only-with authorization is a transaction with an amount reserved for planned purchases according to the available credit card limit. The payment may vary according to card type and take from three to five days to clear.


Authorization code


A code dispensed by a credit card company or an authorized processing company to identify the approval or rejection of an authorization request.


Authorization date


Date and time at which the transaction was authorized.


Authorized amount


Authorized amount of money approved by our system.


Authorized transaction


A Transaction that has been approved by our system.



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