The Independent Business Model

No jumping through hoops to get the details – all the information you need to know about commissions and fees is right here.

Commission Tiers – Paid Monthly

The more you sell each month, the more you earn. While Preferred Partners do offer extra incentives, you are never penalized on your commission split when booking non-preferred suppliers.

< $1500

70%

$1501-$4000

75%

$4001 +

80%

The Split is Important, but so are the Gross Commissions

With Flight Centre’s Global Buying Power and wide range of Preferred Suppliers and airline relationships, your gross commission earnings are in the top tier in Canada. And, we’ll say it here, contrary to popular belief you can earn money on airfare!

You Get Paid When We Get Paid!

We do not hold back commissions. All commissions received by Independent by Flight Centre in a given month are processed and paid out to you the very next month.

Fees & Costs

Join Independent by Flight Centre with a low $300 annual fee, which covers the Errors and Debit Write Off policy, administration and accounting support, and everything you need to make your business a success.The monthly fee starts as low as $49 per month. Agents have the ability to choose the fee plan that is the best fit for their business.

 

No Contract Term Length!

We provide the flexibility you need to choose the right plan for your business needs, meaning you can adjust your choice of plan with just 6 months notice.

Plus, we simply require 60 days notice to close your business and look after your clients should you ever decide to leave Independent by Flight Centre.

European Plan

European Plan

This basic plan provides all the support an experienced travel agent needs to run a successful business

Monthly Fees: $49 / month

Systems Support:

  • Email
  • Commissions
  • Clientbase Online Accounting
  • Online Educational Platforms
  • Sabre/ Independent Airfares Online/Ticket Centre
  • Preferred Booking systems for Land & Cruise
  • Personalized Website
  • Reporting
  • Errors & Debit Write-Off Coverage

Marketing:

  • Online Collateral ordering system
  • Club Red Monthly newsletter for clients

Community Support

  • Personalized Business Development Sessions
  • Access to Agent Care Team
  • Access to Workplace Platform
Become Independent
Semi All-Inclusive

Semi All-Inclusive

Perfect for travel professionals with varying schedules, this plan features an online booking engine for your website, marketing collateral and the ability to grow your business with sub-contractors.

Monthly Fees: $79 / month

Systems Support:

  • Email
  • Commissions
  • Clientbase Online Accounting
  • Online Educational Platform
  • Sabre/Independent Airfares Online/Ticket Centre
  • Preferred Booking Systems for Land & Cruise
  • Personalized Website
  • Reporting
  • Errors & Debit Write Off policy
  • Online Booking Engine on Personal Website

Marketing Support:

  • Online Collateral Ordering System
  • Club Red Monthly Newsletter for clients
  • $20 per quarter credit for collateral ordering1
  • Additional Niche Collateral Subsidized
  • 50% of Flight Centre Campaign vouchers Covered2

Community Support:

  • Personalized Business Development Sessions
  • Access to Agent Care Team
  • Access to Workplace Platform
  • Ability to have Sub-Contractors in your business
  • Ability to have a relationship with a Flight Centre Network Hub location3

1- A maximum of 2 quarters (6 months) worth of credit may be accrued and combined for larger purchases. If not used within this time, the credit is forfeit.
2- Only the monthly Flight Centre campaign where the voucher portal is required are covered 50% by Independent by Flight Centre. Any VIP program or other voucher program run by FC Marketing are not covered by Independent by Flight Centre
3- As defined by the information within the "Shop & Independent Agent Relations " module on the Online Educational Platform . This information is accurate as of August 31,2019

Become Independent
All Inclusive Plan

All Inclusive Plan

Take your marketing to the next level, save on conferences and events, and enjoy waived registration fees. The perfect plan for full time Independents.

Monthly Fees: $129 / month

Systems Support:

  • Email
  • Commissions
  • Clientbase Online Accounting
  • Online Educational Platform
  • Sabre/Independent Airfares Online/Ticket Centre
  • Preferred Booking Systems for Land & Cruise
  • Personalized Website
  • Reporting
  • Errors & Debit Write Off policy
  • Online Booking Engine on Personal Website
  • Custom Reporting
  • Personalized Weekly Ticket Centre Statement

Marketing Support:

  • Online Collateral Ordering System
  • Club Red Monthly Newsletter for clients
  • $20 per quarter credit for collateral ordering1
  • Additional Niche Collateral Subsidized
  • 100% of Flight Centre Campaign vouchers Covered2
  • Free shipping on rental of Tradeshow Booth Basic Kit
  • Access to Amplify Social Media Management Tool

Community Support:

  • Personalized Business Development Sessions
  • Access to Agent Care Team
  • Access to Workplace Platform
  • Ability to have Sub-Contractors in your business
  • Ability to have a relationship with a Flight Centre Network Hub location3
  • Registration fees covered for any Independent Events & Conferences4

1- A maximum of 2 quarters (6 months) worth of credit may be accrued and combined for larger purchases. If not used within this time, the credit is forfeit.
2- Only the monthly Flight Centre campaign where the voucher portal is required are covered 100% by Independent by Flight Centre. Any VIP program or other voucher program run by FC Marketing are not covered by Independent by Flight Centre
3- As defined by the information within the "Shop & Independent Agent Relations " module on the Online Educational Platform . This information is accurate as of August 31,2019
4-Agent must be enrolled in the AI program at the time conference registration opens

Become Independent

Three Year Commission Guarantee

Whether you are moving from another host agency or improving your business within Independent by Flight Centre year on year, great success results in greater rewards.

Guarantee periods are re-assessed every 3 years using the average of the previous 3 year period. The guarantees below are minimums, meaning that if a higher tier is hit in a year within your guarantee period, we will pay out the corresponding split as a year-end bonus for that year.

Gross Commissions made in Previous Year

Guarantee Split

$50,000

80%

$75,000

85%

$90,000

90% and no fees paid