today announced it now offers interline electronic ticketing with both Aloha Airlines and America West Airlines.
Customers can use a single electronic ticket (e-ticket) when their itineraries include travel on American and either of these two carriers.
Passengers with e-tickets also have the ability to rebook between American and either Aloha or America West, 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, Aloha and America West through their respective reservation centers and at airport locations and ticket offices.
With the addition of Aloha and America West today, American so far offers interline e-ticketing convenience with 10 domestic carriers, including most of the larger U.S. airlines - Alaska Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian, Northwest Airlines, Midwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.
In addition, last year American was first to offer interline e-ticketing with a foreign airline—oneworld Alliance member Finnair.
A great majority of American’s customers today travel on e-tickets, avoiding lines at the airport. e-tickets are the key to using American’s growing array of automated services, including online check-in with AA.com, plus more than 710 Self-Service Check-in devices and 340 Curbside Check-in devices at more than 80 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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