Interline Ticketing: What is it, how do I book an interline ticket and what are the benefits for me as a traveler? Marketing Coordinator Kevin Alles explains how it works and why it makes travel easier for our guests!
In technical terms, interlining is an agreement between specific airlines to handle passengers traveling on a through itinerary that requires more than one airline.
But what does that mean for our guests? Well, it allows you to take advantage of seamless travel through hub airports for yourself and your baggage without having to exit the secure area of the terminal. For instance, let’s say you’d like to travel from Fort Nelson to Toronto. You’d be flying from Fort Nelson to Vancouver with Central Mountain Air, and Vancouver to Toronto with Air Canada. Without an interline ticket, you’d have to leave the secure area in Vancouver to collect your baggage, obtain your boarding pass and check-in for your Toronto-bound leg. Aside from being an inconvenience, this can also be problematic when working with tighter connection times.
Now let’s say that you booked that same trip but with an interline ticket. You’d receive your boarding pass for both flights upon your original check-in, and your bag would be checked through all the way to Toronto. Now when you land in Vancouver, you don’t have to leave the secure area to retrieve your luggage, check-in and go back through security. You can sit back and relax until your next flight!
For a complete availability of our interline availability options from your community, or to book an interline ticket, you can contact your favorite travel agent.
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