Finnair adds oneworld online booking facility
Finnair has enhanced the booking engine on its website to make it possible for travellers to make reservations on flights operated by all member airlines of the oneworld alliance.
In the first phase, reservations can be made on flights operated by other oneworld partners and their subsidiaries only in connection with a Finnair flight.
Reservations on other oneworld flights to and from Australia, North and South America are at this stage only possible in combination with an intercontinental Finnair flight.
At departure from Finland, payment is possible through Internet banking, in addition to credit cards.
The enhanced booking engine now shows the oneworld flights in all 11 language versions of the Finnair website. The fare rules of oneworld flights are however still currently only in English. In the fields for departure and destination city travellers enter either the name of the city, the three-letter code of the city or the name of the country, in which case the system gives as alternatives all oneworld destinations in that country.
oneworld brings together some of the biggest names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas and Royal Jordanian, and around 20 affiliates including American Eagle, Dragonair, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador and LAN Peru. Mexicana and its affiliate Click Mexicana will join the alliance in 2009. It was voted “World’s Leading Alliance” at the 2008 World Travel Awards.