Continental Airlines will accept tickets from passengers who were originally scheduled to fly on Independence Air following that airline’s cessation of service.
Travelers holding tickets on Independence Air must call Continental by March 6, 2006 to arrange travel. These customers pay an administrative service fee of $50 one-way and use their Independence Air ticket to travel on a standby basis on Continental and Continental Express flights only.
American Airlines meanwhile announced it has implemented policies to assist customers who need to
make other travel arrangements because of the closure of Independence Air.
For confirmed travel effective Jan. 5 through Jan. 31, 2006, American will
waive the advance-purchase requirements on most types of American fares for
Independence Air customers, subject to inventory availability. Travel on
American Airlines must match each passenger’s ticketed itinerary, including
travel dates. Customers must show proof of purchase on Independence Air to
take advantage of this offer. Proof may include an e-ticket confirmation
letter, an e-ticket receipt, an e-ticket itinerary card or paper tickets
printed by Independence Air. American Airlines agents will not be able to