BA now offers interline e-ticketing with all oneworld partners

28 de outubro de 2004

British Airways now offers interline e-ticketing (IET) with all other members of the oneworld™ alliance, following its cut over with Cathay Pacific.

 

It means the UK carrier and US partner American Airlines are the only two airlines in the world to offer this customer convenience with all their global alliance partners.

With LAN and Qantas also linking up in September, IET is now in place between 16 of the potential 28 pairings of oneworld carriers, covering more than 90 per cent of all passengers transferring between the alliance's member airlines. The remaining 12 pairs are on track to link-up by the new year, making oneworld the first to offer IET between all its partners.

The chart below indicates which pairs of oneworld carriers now offer IET, and since when.

 

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AA

AY

BA

CX

EI

IB

LA

QF

AA

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Maio 02

Abril 04

Nov 03

Abril 04

Junho 04

Julho 03

Oct 03

AY

Maio 02

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Junho 04

 

 

 

 

Junho 04

BA

Abril 04

Junho 04

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Oct 04

Junho 04

Sep 04

Julho 04

Abril 04

CX

Nov 03

 

Oct 04

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EI

Abril 04

 

Junho 04

 

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Julho 04

IB

Junho 04

 

Sep 04

 

 

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LA

Julho 03

 

Julho 04

 

 

 

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Sep 04

QF

Oct 03

Junho 04

Abril 04

 

Julho 04

 

Sep O4

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Interline e-ticketing offers customers many advantages. It means they can be ticketed right through to their final destinations on journeys involving a transfer between carriers with no need for a paper ticket, making connections between carriers smoother, easier and more reliable. They can also rebook between airlines without having to obtain a paper ticket first, saving time and hassle. The customer benefits of e-tickets themselves are also numerous - they cannot be lost or stolen, they make check-in quicker and smoother, helping eliminate queues at airports by giving customers access to the speed and convenience of new automation features.

e-tickets and interline e-ticketing also provide millions of dollars a year in savings for the airlines, by eliminating costly paper tickets and the processes to support their use.

About oneworld: oneworld brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Finnair and Aer Lingus - enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. These include a broader route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles and points across the combined oneworld network and more airport lounges. Together, its members serve more than 575 destinations in 135 countries. oneworld was voted the world's best airline alliance by readers of Business Traveller magazine in its 2004 poll and the World's Leading Airline Alliance in the tenth World Travel Awards, based on votes cast by80,000 travel agency professionalsfrom more than 200 countries. Note: LAN affiliate LAN ECUADOR is not a member of oneworld.