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California Airline Reporting Bond

How much does a California airline reporting bond cost?

If your business has an agent reporting agreement with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) addressing how your business reports and settles ARC Traffic Documents, you are required to post a surety bond.

Bond amounts are determined by the Airlines Reporting Corporation. Since the amount of the bond varies, the premium an applicant will pay also varies. The premium an applicant pays is based on a review of their credit report. An applicant with exceptional credit could pay as little as 1% of the total amount of the bond.

When you recieve the amount you are required to post, contact the Airlines Reporting Corporation.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Airline Reporting Bond Varies 1-3% 4-8% 10+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

By posting a bond, the principal guarantees to comply with the provisions of the Agent Reporting Agreement and to pay all amounts owed to the Airlines Reporting Corporation. All ARC-Accredited Entities need a bond. This includes all of the following:

  • ARC-Accredited Agents (also called Ticket Reporting Agents or TRAs)
  • Corporate Travel Departments (CTDS)
  • Sovereign Entity Agents (SEAs)
  • Sovereign Entity Corporate Travel Departments (SECTDs)

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What’s the fine print?

California airline reporting bonds are in effect for one year and must be renewed annually until claimed against or cancelled. The surety has the right to cancel the bond at any time by giving 30-days’ written notice to the principal and obligee.

How to become an airline reporting company in California

To be placed on the ARC Agency List, you must submit an application to the Airline Reporting Corporation. Along with the application, an applicant must submit the following:

  • Non-refundable $2,000 application fee
  • $210 annual fee
  • Surety bond in the correct amount

Additional information and applications can be found in the Additional Resources section below.

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Additional Resources

Application Information

industry Agents’ Handbook

ARC Contact Information

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