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User currently offlineBoeing773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 418 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

I was on the AA website making a dummy reservation on the AA website (ABE-LHR) and I saw the strangest thing. AA was selling tickets on US flights. I have never seen this before.

Now, can airlines do this without any formal interline/alliance agreement or something?

Just for example it came up like this:




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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

Quoting Boeing773ER (Thread starter):
Now, can airlines do this without any formal interline/alliance agreement or something

No. But AA and US interline, hence they're able to do so.


User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

Quoting Boeing773ER (Thread starter):
I was on the AA website making a dummy reservation on the AA website (ABE-LHR) and I saw the strangest thing. AA was selling tickets on US flights. I have never seen this before.

Now, can airlines do this without any formal interline/alliance agreement or something?

Just for example it came up like this:

It's quite common. If you look at one of the selections when making a reservation on AA.com, you can select if you only want the computer to bring back flights on AA only; One World only; or all airlines. There's a place on AA's web site in which it lists which other carriers' flights can be selected on AA.com. I know AF and DL are on there. I once purchased a ticket on Varig on AA.com as part of a connection from Brazil back to SEA.

I know what conspiracy theory you might be thinking of by wondering why US flights show on AA.com, but sorry to disappoint you. It means absolutely nothing - just like it meant nothing to anybody except the conspiracy theorists when the CEO of AS went within 100 miles of ATL and someone posted that on A.net.  


User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6207 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

US and many airlines interline with airlines outside their alliances or codeshare partner, this is nothing new.

Regards,

Chepos



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User currently offlineBoeing773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Thank you, I just was not aware that AA and US interlined their flights.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6306 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Quoting Boeing773ER (Reply 4):
Thank you, I just was not aware that AA and US interlined their flights.

Most larger airlines do. Better to sell a portion of the trip on your own metal rather than tell the customer "We can't fly you there" and force them to go to a different airline completely.


User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3280 times:

I've found that AA is the only major US carrier that so openly displays non-aligned carriers on their online booking engine. You generally don't find this non-partner option on DL, US, UA, WN, etc.


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