Amadeus became the first GDS to accept credit card payments in Nigeria and Ghana in 2016. With an increasing number of travellers requesting to use credit cards in the region, this has been great news for travel agents.
But, do you know how to use credit cards on the Amadeus platform? We’ve decided to give you some pointers:
Inserting Form of Payment with Credit Card
Enter: FP CCCA5499830000000015/1217/NGN20000
FP Transaction Code
CC Credit Card indicator
CA Credit Card code of provider followed with card number /1217/ Expire date of card 11= month; 17 date of the month NGN20000 Currency and Amount to be charged on card (optional)
Multiple Form of Payment with Credit Card
CASH AND CREDIT CARD FP CASH+CCCA5499830000000015/1011/1499.00
Two Credit Cards: Master Card + Visa Card
Credit Cards Accepted in Amadeus
MASTERCARD/EUROCARD – CA; VISA – VI; AMERICAN EXPRESS – AX; DINERS CLUB – DC
CARTE BLANCHE – CB; UATP/AIRPLUS – TP ; LUFTHANSA GK CARD – GK ; CARTE AURORE – AU
ACCESS – XS; TORCH CLUB – TC; CHOICE – CX; COFINOGA – CG; DISCOVER – DS JAPAN CREDIT BUREAU (JCB) – JC
The above list contains the credit cards that are recognised by Amadeus. However, it is important to note that not all airlines accept all credit cards as form of payment.
Additionally, although an airline may accept a specific credit card as a form of payment, it may not allow the automated approval processing in Amadeus. If this is the case, travel agents need to obtain manual approval and add it to the FP Element.
Requesting for manual approval of credit card
1. CREATE TST OR TSM WITH CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON IT AS FORM OF PAYMENT
2. ENTER DEFP OR DEFM FOR TICKET OR EMD RESPECTIVELY
3. IF FOR TICKET AND EMD SIMULTANEOUSLY, ENTER DEFP/M