American and ATA Offer Interline E-Ticketing

PRNewswire-FirstCall FORT WORTH, Texas Oct. 16 :

American Airlines today announced it now offers interline electronic
ticketing with ATA (ATA Airlines, Inc.). Customers can use a single
electronic ticket (e-ticket) when their itineraries include travel on
American and ATA.

Passengers with e-tickets also have the ability to rebook between American
and ATA 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 ATA through their respective reservation centers and at
airport locations and ticket offices.

With the addition of ATA, American now offers interline e-ticketing
convenience with 11 domestic carriers, including most of the larger U.S.
airlines—Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines, Aloha Airlines,
Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Midwest
Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.

Last year, American was first to offer interline e-ticketing with a non-
U.S.-based carrier—oneworld Alliance(TM) member Finnair. Recently,
American added interline e-ticketing with LanChile, another oneworld
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 on, 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


About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection(R) regional carriers serve nearly 275 cities in
50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights. The
combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American`s award-
winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and
book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers.
American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.

About ATA Airlines
ATA has the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleet among the major carriers,
featuring the new Boeing 737-800 and 757-300 aircraft. ATA operates
scheduled service from Chicago-Midway, Hawaii, Indianapolis, New York and
San Francisco to over 40 business and vacation destinations. For more
information about the company, visit the Web site at .

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