American Airlines and
Copa Airlines today announced they now offer interline electronic ticketing.
Customers can use a single electronic ticket (e-ticket) when their itineraries
include travel on American and Copa.
Passengers with e-tickets also have the ability to rebook between American
and Copa without having to obtain a paper ticket first. Previously, customers with e-tickets were required to convert to a paper ticket before transferring between carriers. Interline e-tickets can be issued by American and Copa through their respective reservation centers and at airport locations and ticket offices.
With the addition of Copa, American now offers interline e-ticketing convenience with 15 carriers, including most of the larger U.S. airlines - Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines, American Trans Air, Aloha Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways - plus three partners in the oneworld Alliance, Finnair, LanChile and Qantas.
Copa Airlines also offers interline e-ticketing with Continental Airlines and plans to expand the convenient service to include several other airlines.
Nearly 90 percent of all American Airlines customers today travel on electronic tickets, avoiding lines at the airport. e-tickets are the key to using American`s growing array of automated services, including Flight Check-In(sm) feature on AA.com, AA Curbside Check-In and the more than 700 AA Self-
Service Check-In(R) machines provided at more than 85 airports. e-tickets cannot be lost or stolen and they make changes and refunds easier.
Interline e-ticketing also enables easier transfer between carriers should a change of airline be necessary due to weather or other delays.
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