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American and Philippine Launch Interline

American Airlines and
Philippine Airlines recently launched interline electronic ticketing (IET),
bringing the number of domestic and international airlines providing IET in
cooperation with American to 28.  Customers can use a single electronic ticket
(e-ticket) when their itineraries include travel on American and Philippine
Airlines.American currently flies to the Philippine cities of Manila and Cebu with
its oneworld Alliance partners, and offers service to more than 850 daily
destinations in its global network.  Philippine Airlines flies to five U.S.
destinations:  Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas in the continental
U.S., and Honolulu and Guam in the Pacific.
  Interline e-tickets can be issued by American and Philippine Airlines
through their respective reservation centers, at airport locations, ticket
offices and travel agencies.
  American Airlines offers interline e-ticketing convenience with many 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.  American also
has interline e-ticketing agreements with all seven of its oneworld Alliance
partners—Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LAN
AIRLINES and Qantas.  In addition, American has interline e-ticketing
agreements with AeroMexico, Copa Airlines, Jalways, Japan Airlines, Japan Asia
Airways, KLM, LANPERU, Mexicana Airlines and SN Brussels Airlines.
  Nearly 95 percent of all American Airlines customers today travel on
electronic tickets, moving quickly and easily through busy airports.  E-
tickets are the key to using American’s growing array of automated services,
including the Flight Check-In(SM) feature on, AA Curbside Check-In and
the more than 700 AA Self-Service Check-In(SM) machines provided at more than
85 airports.  E-tickets cannot be lost or stolen and they make changes and
refunds easier.  IET enables easier transfer between carriers should a change
of airline be necessary due to weather or other delays.