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Created by Claudia L (Lufthansa) on 2011-06-01 07:26:19 Back to Topics

Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

Hi IATA.
 
Some comments on non-ICH-members confused me lately. It is my understanding that Non-ICH members will not be able to migrate to SIS and submit their data in IS format to IATA. Correct or wrong?
 
As a migrated carrier, may we also send IS-IDECs to IATA for invoices to Non-ICH carriers? Or should those invoices be exchanged bilaterally? Please advise.
 
Thanks
Claudia (LH)
Replied by Ashley H on 2011-06-02 11:32:13

Hi Claudia,

 

For airlines, being a member of a Clearing House (ICH or ACH) is not a prerequisite to join SIS – any airline that is involved in interline activity is eligible to join.

 

Non-airlines may also join SIS if they do substantial business with the airline industry, particularly where international settlements are involved due to the integration with the clearing house. For non-airlines working mainly in a domestic environment, IATA e-Invoicing has services that may also be appropriate to their needs in countries which it supports. IATA e-Invoicing also enables the transmission and receipt of IS-XML format files for users of the service.

  

As a migrated airline, you may send IS-Format files to SIS for Clearing House and non-Clearing House carriers for bilateral settlements (SMI=B).

 

Hope this clarifies.
Best regards

From: Lufthansa
Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:26 AM
Subject: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

Hi IATA.
 
Some comments on non-ICH-members confused me lately. It is my understanding that Non-ICH members will not be able to migrate to SIS and submit their data in IS format to IATA. Correct or wrong?
 
As a migrated carrier, may we also send IS-IDECs to IATA for invoices to Non-ICH carriers? Or should those invoices be exchanged bilaterally? Please advise.
 
Thanks
Claudia (LH)
Replied by Claudia L (Lufthansa) on 2011-06-06 04:17:32
Hi Ashley,
 
just to make sure I understand you correctly. We could send IS-IDEC invoices with SMI=B to IATA for any Non-CH-airline? Or do we need to check if they are SIS members first?
Thanks
Claudia (LH)

From:
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 11:32 AM
Subject: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

Hi Claudia,

 

For airlines, being a member of a Clearing House (ICH or ACH) is not a prerequisite to join SIS – any airline that is involved in interline activity is eligible to join.

 

Non-airlines may also join SIS if they do substantial business with the airline industry, particularly where international settlements are involved due to the integration with the clearing house. For non-airlines working mainly in a domestic environment, IATA e-Invoicing has services that may also be appropriate to their needs in countries which it supports. IATA e-Invoicing also enables the transmission and receipt of IS-XML format files for users of the service.

  

As a migrated airline, you may send IS-Format files to SIS for Clearing House and non-Clearing House carriers for bilateral settlements (SMI=B).

 

Hope this clarifies.
Best regards

From: Lufthansa
Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:26 AM
Subject: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

Hi IATA.
 
Some comments on non-ICH-members confused me lately. It is my understanding that Non-ICH members will not be able to migrate to SIS and submit their data in IS format to IATA. Correct or wrong?
 
As a migrated carrier, may we also send IS-IDECs to IATA for invoices to Non-ICH carriers? Or should those invoices be exchanged bilaterally? Please advise.
 
Thanks
Claudia (LH)
Replied by Ashley H on 2011-08-05 08:51:53

Hi Claudia,

 

By go-live, all entities in the Airline Coding Directory with both a designator and prefix codes will be set up in SIS with ‘Basic’ status. So basically you will be able to send invoices with SMI = B to any member that has been loaded in SIS.

 

Best regards

 

From: LINGENS Claudia [mailto:claudia.lingens@dlh.de]
Posted At: Monday, June 06, 2011 4:18 AM
Posted To: SIS Forums - Requirements & Functionality
Conversation: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers
Subject: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

 

Hi Ashley,

 

just to make sure I understand you correctly. We could send IS-IDEC invoices with SMI=B to IATA for any Non-CH-airline? Or do we need to check if they are SIS members first?

Thanks

Claudia (LH)


From:
Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 11:32 AM
Subject: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

Hi Claudia,

 

For airlines, being a member of a Clearing House (ICH or ACH) is not a prerequisite to join SIS – any airline that is involved in interline activity is eligible to join.

 

Non-airlines may also join SIS if they do substantial business with the airline industry, particularly where international settlements are involved due to the integration with the clearing house. For non-airlines working mainly in a domestic environment, IATA e-Invoicing has services that may also be appropriate to their needs in countries which it supports. IATA e-Invoicing also enables the transmission and receipt of IS-XML format files for users of the service.

  

As a migrated airline, you may send IS-Format files to SIS for Clearing House and non-Clearing House carriers for bilateral settlements (SMI=B).

 

Hope this clarifies.

Best regards


From: Lufthansa
Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:26 AM
Subject: Handling of invoices for non-ICH carriers

Hi IATA.

 

Some comments on non-ICH-members confused me lately. It is my understanding that Non-ICH members will not be able to migrate to SIS and submit their data in IS format to IATA. Correct or wrong?

 

As a migrated carrier, may we also send IS-IDECs to IATA for invoices to Non-ICH carriers? Or should those invoices be exchanged bilaterally? Please advise.

 

Thanks

Claudia (LH)

 
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