American Airlines and SN Brussels Airlines Launch Interline Electronic Ticketing

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines and SN Brussels Airlines have launched interline electronic ticketing (IET), bringing the number of domestic and international airlines providing IET in cooperation with American to 26. Customers can use a single electronic ticket (e-ticket) when their itineraries include travel on American and SN Brussels Airlines.

American currently flies to the Belgian capital of Brussels, one of more than 850 daily destinations in the vast global network of the world’s largest airline. SN Brussels Airlines flies to 28 U.S. destinations in codeshare with American Airlines.

Interline e-tickets can be issued by American and SN Brussels through their respective reservation centers, and at airport locations, ticket offices and travel agencies.

American Airlines now offers interline e-ticketing convenience with many 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. In addition, American has interline e-ticketing agreements with AeroMexico, Copa Airlines, Jalways, Japan Airlines, Japan Asia Airways, KLM and Mexicana Airlines.

More than 90 percent of all American Airlines customers today travel on electronic tickets, 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 e-ticketing enables easier transfer between carriers should a change of airline be necessary due to weather or other delays.

About SN Brussels Airlines

SN Brussels Airlines is the Belgian full-service airline based in Brussels offering its customers a gateway to Europe, Africa and the United States. The company, which employs more than 2,160 people, guarantees more than 285 punctual flights a day to 57 European and 14 African cities, as well as one direct daily flight between Brussels and Chicago and many U.S. destinations beyond. Thanks to a partnership with American Airlines since Spring 2004 a daily Brussels – New York JFK is offered as well. SN Brussels Airlines’ modern fleet consists of 38 aircraft configured in business and economy class. SN Brussels Airlines has commercial partnerships with world-class companies. In 2004 SN was acclaimed as “Brussels Tourism Ambassador” and the airline has won the Skytrax Airline Excellence Award for its excellent service during the whole travel experience. More information is available on http://www.flysn.com/ .

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) 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, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and Net SAAvers & Special Offers are marks of American Airlines, Inc.

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