Southwest Airlines Co. (“Southwest Airlines”) intends to increase the means of distribution of its transportation services to the business community, and adopts this Global Distribution System Policy (“Policy”) for that purpose.
This Policy applies to the sale by authorized ticket agents, including Travel Management Companies (“TMCs”), of transportation performed by Southwest Airlines using approved Global Distribution Services (“GDS”) to facilitate those sales. The Policy is for the guidance of authorized ticket agents/TMCs and approved GDS providers only; it creates no legal obligations on the part of Southwest Airlines to any party.
The sale of transportation performed by Southwest Airlines is subject to, and governed exclusively by, Southwest Airlines’ Contract of Carriage (“COC”) and the terms and conditions contained in the COC. No party other than Southwest Airlines is authorized to vary the terms and conditions of the COC or to create any obligation or undertaking by Southwest Airlines not set forth explicitly in the COC.
Subject to the specific conditions, exceptions, and limitations provided in this Policy and/or the COC, authorized ticket agents/TMCs may act on behalf of Southwest Airlines in the sale of transportation services on Southwest Airlines under the COC.