Continental Airlines today
announced that effective Nov. 15, 2004, it will terminate “interline”
ticketing and baggage-handling agreements with an additional 20 airlines
that are unable to offer customers electronic tickets for interline travel
with Continental. As part of its paperless-travel initiative, Continental has already
terminated similar interline ticketing and baggage agreements with 90
airlines that cannot offer electronic ticketing.
Continental expects that all domestic and international travel on
Continental will be paperless by Dec. 31, 2005, two years ahead of the
International Air Transport Association’s deadline.
Currently, 90 percent of Continental’s customers worldwide already use
Continental is an industry leader in interline eTicket technology, with
more than 23 eTicket partners implemented or planned for 2004. In
addition, Continental has 841 self-check-in kiosks deployed in 138
airports, including all U.S. airports served by Continental and
Continental Express. Continental was the first airline to offer
self-service check-in in the United States. The airline also offers online
check-in at continental.com up to 24 hours before departure.