Delta will discontinue interline ticketing agreement with American Airlines.


New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) - Mon, Sep 14, 2015 Delta Air Lines has announced that it will discontinue an existing interline ticketing and baggage agreement with American Airlines effective Tuesday, Sept. 15. The agreement provided, among other things, the ability for carriers to rebook their own customers on other airlines during irregular operations (IROPs). Interline agreements have long been an industry practice to help carriers support passengers during IROPs. These work through a standard rate that carriers agree to pay one another. aUnfortunately, we couldnat reach an agreement with American that adequately addressed the number of IROPs customers that American transferred to us,a Eric Phillips, Senior Vice President a Revenue Management Delta, said. aIn July, for example, American sent passengers to Delta for reaccommodation at a five-to-one ratio. At that rate the industry agreement was no longer mutually beneficial.a The cancellation...

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