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What is an Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)?

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EMD is an official IATA standard document to facilitate fulfillment of optional/ancillaries services. The standard is defined in IATA Passenger Service Conference Resolution Manual (PSCRM) , in resolutions 725f, 725g, 725h. This document is used for airlines sales, direct or via travel agencies connected to a Global Distribution System (GDS), but also for services delivery at the airport and revenue collection by airlines revenue accounting system. EMD works like an e-Ticket (ET): a n IATA standard document is issued for the services, a receipt is issued to the customer, and value coupons are stored in an electronic record in airline's system. There are two types of EMD: · EMD-S (Stand Alone): it is not to be lifted with an ET, may be used independently of an ET · EMD A (Associated to ET): it is lifted with the associated ET An EMD contains two main data elements: · Reason for Issuance Code (RFIC) defines the document (i.e baggage charges, in-flight or airport services, financial fees, merchandising, etc?) ·

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