Codeshare and Interline
How do I know if my flight is a Codeshare flight?
You will know if your flight will be part of a codeshare as it will show as ‘Operated by’ in the search results on Alternative Airlines. An example of a codeshare agreement is shown below, a FinnAir flight operated by British Airways and an American Airlines flight operated by British Airways. Therefore there is a codeshare between FinnAir and British Airways, and between American Airlines and British Airways.
What is the difference between an Interline flight and a codeshare flight?
An interline flight is an agreement between airlines to coordinate passengers with an itinerary that uses multiple airlines, without having to check in again or deal with their baggage at the stopover. Codeshare agreements is where airlines operate flights on behalf of another airline, using their flight code. For example, a ticket you purchased from Finnair but is operated on a British Airways plane, by British Airways.
Why are there Codeshare flights?
Codeshares are beneficial to the airlines as it allows customers to reach new destinations that are not served by their own aircraft, meaning they can offer a larger variety of destinations, without actually flying there. This also means they can focus their services on the destinations they already offer, meaning more frequent services.
What are the smoking policies on Codeshare flights?
There are currently no airlines that permit smoking on their planes, regardless of being part of a codeshare or not.
Who does Emirates codeshare with?
Emirates partners with many airlines, including Air Malta, Malaysian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas, Copa Airlines, Flybe, Japan Airlines, WestJet and Jetstar Airways. The airline also partner with flydubai, expanding its network to flydubai’s 91 destinations.
What flights are not codeshare?
If a flight is part of a codeshare, you'll usually find flight numbers from different airlines. During the booking process, it will be stated if the flight has a codeshare e.g. a ticket you brought from Finnair but is operated on a British Airways plane, by British Airways.
How to select seats on codeshare flights?
When you book flights through Alternative Airlines you can easily pre-select your seat on our site before or after booking. Whether you love sitting by the window or looking for extra legroom you can pre-select your seat through Manage My Booking. You can even choose your seat using our interactive seat map.
What is a codeshare agreement?
A codeshare agreement which is also known as a codeshare is an agreement in the aviation sector to work in conjunction. Usually, a flight is operated by one airline while seats are sold for the flight by another airline using their flight number. It's common for major airlines to have codeshare agreements with other airlines.