American Airlines and Mexicana Airlines Launch Interline Electronic Ticketing; e-ticketing Adds Convenience for Transfer Between American and Mexicana

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines and Mexicana Airlines have launched interline electronic ticketing. Customers can use a single electronic ticket (e-ticket) when their itineraries include travel on American and Mexicana. The airlines began offering codeshare flights between Mexico and the United States last May, providing American Airlines customers with access to 30 destinations with Mexicana in the Mexican Republic. Passengers that fly with Mexicana can reach 51 cities in the United States.

Passengers with e-tickets have the ability to rebook between American Airlines and Mexicana without first having to obtain a paper ticket before transferring between carriers. Interline e-tickets can be issued by American and Mexicana through their respective reservation centers, and at airport locations, ticket offices and travel agencies.

American Airlines now offers interline e-ticketing convenience with 23 carriers, including most of the larger U.S. airlines — Alaska Airlines, America West Airlines, American Trans Air, Aloha Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. American also has interline e- ticketing agreements with all seven of its oneworld Alliance partners — Aer Lingus, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile and Qantas. American also has interline e-ticketing agreements with KLM and Copa Airlines.

More than 90 percent of all American Airlines customers today travel on electronic tickets, thus avoiding lines at the airport. E-tickets are the key to using American’s growing array of automated services, including the Flight Check-In(SM) feature on AA.com, AA Curbside Check-In and the more than 700 AA Self-Service Check-In(SM) machines provided at more than 85 airports. E- tickets cannot be lost or stolen and they make changes and refunds easier. Interline electronic ticketing enables easier transfer between carriers should a change of airline be necessary due to weather or other delays.

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional airlines serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance. American Airlines and American Eagle are units of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

Mexicana Airlines is the leading international carrier of Mexico. Its fleet is considered to be amongst the most modern in the world, servicing over 52 destinations in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean. Additionally, Mexicana offers great benefits in the accrual and redemption of miles in conjunction with its strategic allies from diverse countries. This includes access to Executive Lounges, coordinated flight schedules to a vast route network and a wide array of connections.

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