Electronic Miscellaneous Document
                    - Standalone 
 

The IATA board has set a mandate for 100% Industry capability to issue Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD’s) by the end of 2013.
 
Efficiencies and cost savings will be gained by the replacement of paper documents such as MCOs, Special Service Tickets, Tour Orders and Excess Baggage Tickets.
 
Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) functionality is the IATA industry standard method for the issuance, management and fulfillment for ancillary services, such as seats, baggage fees, lounge access.
 
EMD functionality allows airlines to process payments more efficiently and more cost effectively for ancillaries. As airlines make these available to sell via a GDS, travel agents will be able to accept payment directly and issue EMDs for settlement through BSP and ARC.
EMD will be the electronic replacement for all standard traffic miscellaneous documents, including:
 
Miscellaneous Charge Orders (MCO) or virtual MCO (vMCO)
Multi-Purpose Documents (MPD)
Excess Baggage tickets
 
EMDs can also be issued for fees such as group deposits, reservations change fees and refundable balances.

Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) Quick User Guide