said it will enter into a code-share agreement with India's
Kingfisher has said it will join the Oneworld alliance. The code-share agreement will strengthen its relationship with American and will ease connections for passengers on both airlines, in advance of the Oneworld membership.
Initially, the agreement will enable American to place its code on Kingfisher domestic flights beyond Delhi, where the two carriers share a terminal. American will also codeshare on Kingfisher flights from London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai, while Kingfisher will put its code on American's Chicago-Delhi flight and on select American flights between Heathrow and the U.S.
The agreement also enables passengers to select which carrier's frequent flier miles they will accumulate on the code-share flights. Going forward, the carriers may allow choices regarding redemption.
In other Oneworld news, Russian carrier
formally joined the alliance last week.
-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.
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