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Tuesday, 1st February 2011
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JAL, American to sell tickets together

Japan Airlines (JAL) and American Airlines have announced a partnership to collectively sell tickets on flights between the two countries.

The carriers will begin selling seats on their services from today (February 1st) ahead of their trans-Pacific joint business.

Under the new deal, customers on either airline will be able to take advantage of different tariffs and classes of services offered by the other.

In addition, it will become easier to combine itineraries on the route as the carriers begin to merge their operations from April 1st.

"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 which American continues to sell," the airlines said in a statement.

"Similarly in the near future, from North America, the joint business is expected to increase the number of Asian destinations that American can sell, and that JAL will continue to sell."

Written by Mark Smith

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