"Again, we're talking about passengers with paper tickets ... electronically ticketed passengers don't need to have the correct number of coupons, as their tickets will automatically re-associate accordingly to the new itinerary upon check-in."
It still is very common practice to print the flight coupon of an electronic ticket and endorse to AA
or any airline. As great as that feature maybe for Sabre, at DL
it does not do that. An electronic ticket is simply that, an electronic paper ticket. If it is 4 coupons or two in order for additional coupons to be created the ticket would have to be reissued. If DL
gives control of a single coupon like ATL
that is all you get ATL
. So they have taught gate agents, especially in ATL
, to print the coupon and stamp "Rule 120.20" on it. I reissue everything, so it isn't a problem for me, but I know that DL
is teaching gate agents this to avoid having to send them to any kind of ticketing class.
Also KKMolokai it is courtesy to reissue the tickets, but remember flight coupons showing one airline endorsed are more revenue to your airline than reissued tickets showing AA
as the service provider. So a nonrefundable $100 fare on DL
stock ticketed for travel on DL
endorsed to AA
is worth around $400 to AA
. However that same ticket reissued and now showing AA
as the operator is only worth $100. And while some airlines (like NW
) have the ability to issue OLT's to other airlines, DL
does not have that ability. DL
can not even issue OLT's on the DL
codeshared American Eagle flights out of LAX
"I've had DL
Conx (in FNT) send over passengers to AA
with the original FNT-XXX-XXX tickets, so I turned, rejected the tickets and sent them back over to DL
I can see that happening and in that case that is correct I too would send them back to DL
in that case. FNT really should be reissuing those tickets or writing FIMS.
It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.