JAL, American begin joint ticket sales
Japan Airlines (JAL) and American Airlines have announced the implementation of the next phase of their joint business, with the start of joint ticket selling in Japan beginning 1 February 2011. The two airlines have now coordinated the sale of most of their Business Class and Economy Class fares for Japan-North American flights from 1 April 2011 – the day the airlines commence their trans-Pacific joint business.
As a result of the two airlines’ tighter relationship and closer coordination, JAL and American claim that customers will benefit from more discount fares for itineraries as well as a combination of different classes of service. Some, but not all, combinations of fares within Economy Class will also now be available.
Through American’s route network in North America, JAL will increase the number of destinations available for sale to some 200 cities in that region. Similarly in the near future, from North America, the joint business is expected to increase the number of Asian destinations that American can sell.
Under the coordinated fares, the JAL/AA Business Saver, JAL/AA Business Saver 14, JAL/AA Business Saver 28 Weekend Stay, JAL/AA Business Advantage, JAL/AA Business Advantage 14 and JAL/AA Business Advantage 28 Weekend Stay, will be sold at identical prices. Identical pricing will also apply to the JAL/AA Economy Saver, JAL/AA Dynamic Saver (7 Types A-F), JAL/AA Exchange Student, JAL/AA Working Holiday & Exchange Student, AA/JAL American Dream, AA/JAL American Dream (Types A-F), AA/JAL Exchange Student and AA/JL Working Holiday & Exchange Student fares.
Customers also have the option to fly one-way in Business Class and Economy Class on the other in a round-trip journey announced today can be used in conjunction with most Economy Class fares.