America West Now Has Interline with Six Airlines

28th Jan 2005

America West Airlines , the
nation’s second largest low-fare carrier, today announced that it has
activated an interline e-ticketing agreement with a sixth US carrier.
Consumers with travel plans that include both America West and Northwest
Airlines flights can now enjoy the convenience of electronic ticketing,
eliminating the need for paper tickets. Northwest Airlines joins American
Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and
United Airlines as interline e-ticket partners with America West. With
this agreement, America West passengers can now utilize e-ticketing for
itineraries involving any of these six carriers. America West has also made it easier for customers traveling on interline
e-tickets to check in for their America West flights; customers with
interline e-tickets can now bypass the America West ticket counter and
proceed directly to any one of America West’s self-service QIKCHECK-IN
kiosks. Available at more than 45 airports, America West QIKCHECK-IN
kiosks allow passengers to check-in for a flight, change seat assignments,
upgrade to first class, standby for an earlier flight or add a frequent
flyer number to a reservation.

“One of the many things that sets us apart from other low-cost carriers is
our willingness to partner with other airlines, and interline e-ticketing
agreements such as this one make it easier for our passengers to connect
between airlines,” said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling and
route planning. “With the additional option of using a kiosk to check in
for the America West portion of their trip, passengers can enjoy even
greater convenience when traveling.”

Interline e-ticketing increases customer travel convenience by allowing
the use of one electronic ticket for itineraries involving two or more
participating airlines. Passengers no longer have to worry about lost or
misplaced paper tickets, while airlines benefit from lower distribution



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