American Airlines and Copa Offer

PRNewswire-FirstCall FORT WORTH, Texas Nov. 17 :

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
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

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 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 regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with more than 3,900 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 Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines ( ), established in 1947, flies to 30
destinations in 20 countries in North, Central and South America and the
Caribbean from its Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in
Panama City, Panama. Copa has one of the youngest fleets and best on-time
performance records in the industry, and is the first airline in the
Americas to utilize Vertical Situation Display technology, an enhanced
ground proximity warning system. In April 2003 Copa received AirFinance
Journal`s first “Developing Airline of the Year” Award. From the U.S.,
Copa Airlines operates nonstop service to Panama City twice daily from
Miami, daily from Los Angeles, and four times weekly from Orlando.