The Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines and Qantas was finally approved

 

American Airlines and Qantas Airways’ trans-Pacific joint business agreement (JBA) was finally approved today by the US Department of Transportation.

Thia agreement allows both carriers to coordinate services between the United States, Australia and New Zeland.

The authorization of the JBA will bring more travel choices and greater benefits to consumers and also maximize value for stakeholders in both airlines.

Now that everything has been approved, both airlines can begin working together on the following issues:

  • Joint strategic planning and management of trans-Pacific services and ‘behind and beyond’ services within Australia/New Zealand and North America
  • Improvement of flight schedules, frequencies and connection times to benefit Qantas and American customers
  • Joint pricing initiatives resulting in more competitive fares and new fare products, as well as joint marketing of services
  • Increased opportunities for customers of each airline to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles/points on services operated by the other
  • A streamlined offering for corporate customers and for travel agents
  • The ability to coordinate pricing for the sale of Australia and New Zealand package destinations by AA Vacations, American’s outlet for discount vacation packages.
The Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines and Qantas was finally approved
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