Finnair and Iberia are the latest combination of oneworld carriers to introduce interline e-ticketing (IET), with the alliance now just weeks away from the completion of the roll out of this service between all member airlines.IET is now in place between 21 of its potential 28 pairs of partners. Qantas last month joined American Airlines and British Airways, completing IET links with all oneworld partners. Both Finnair and Iberia now have just two more cutovers to make with other airlines in the alliance. The Nordic carrier aims to connect with Aer Lingus and LAN in the next few weeks, with Iberia planning to follow suit with Cathay Pacific and also Aer Lingus.
oneworld is on track to be the first of the global alliances offering this customer convenience throughout the grouping. Already more than 90 percent of passengers transferring between oneworld carriers can do so with just one electronic ticket.
Interline e-ticketing offers customers many advantages. It means they can be ticketed through to their final destinations on journeys involving a transfer between carriers with no need for a paper ticket, making connections between carriers smoother, easier and more reliable. They can also rebook between airlines without having to obtain a paper ticket first, saving time and hassle.