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Sales | Codeshare

    Codeshare refers to an agreement between airlines whereby a certain carrier may place its own flight number on flights operated by another carrier. This allows both companies to cover more destinations and provide more flight frequencies, thus giving better service to their customers.

    A difference must be made between the operating carrier and the marketing carrier.

    • Operating: the company that sells and operates a flight
    • Marketing: the company that sells the flight but does not operate it 

    It is a legal requirement to inform customers which carrier will be operating the flight. 

    LATAM has the following codeshare agreements:

     

    Codeshares

    LATAM (LA, XL)

    LATAM Airlines Brazil

    Alaska Airlines (AS)

    Azul (AD)*

    Azul (AD)*

    British Airways (BA)

    Delta Air Lines (DL)

    China Eastern Airlines (MU)

    British Airways (BA)

    Iberia (IB)

    Cathay Pacific (CX)

    Interjet (4O)

    China Eastern Airlines (MU)

    Japan Airlines (JL)

    Qantas (QF)

    Lufthansa (LH)

    Iberia (IB)

    Passaredo (2Z)

    Korean Airlines (KE)

    South African Airways (SA)

    Japan Airlines (JL)

    Swiss (LX)

    Interjet (4O)

    US Airways

     

    Jetstar Airways (JQ)

    Westjet (WS)

    Vueling (VY)

    Vueling (VY)

     

    *Ticket stock 045 and 957.

     

    • The LATAM stock must be used for reservations and ticketing of flights marketed by LATAM.
    • This does not apply to group reservations on codeshare flights.
    • For questions about special services, ask an agency support agent.
    • AZUL (AD): Reservations on pure AD flights are NOT permitted. In other words, all reservations must be booked on an LA* marketed flight. In cases that are issued outside of commercial procedures  established, the agencies will be penalized for these irregularities.
    • Exceptions with Interjet (4O):
      • Direct ticketing with the operator is not permitted. LA fares for this codeshare will be available for flights to/from Santiago (SCL) and Lima (LIM) connecting in Mexico City with LA flights ** operated by 4O on domestic routes in Mexico.

    On codeshare flights marketed by LATAM, seats must be booked every time a customer requests so.

    Only in the case of system limitations for pre-booking a seat in any cabin (e.g. a seat is booked but not confirmed), the agent must instruct the customer to book the seat directly with the operating carrier at the time of check in at the airport.

     

    Important: Seats and other ancillaries are not available for sale on codeshare flights.

    • Carry-on Luggage: The operating carrier’s policy applies.
    • Checked Baggage: The interline baggage policy of the Most Significant Carrier applies. If the MSC is a codeshare flight, the marketing carrier’s policy applies. For further details, check the Baggage Section.
    • For the codeshare between LATAM Airline Brazil and Passaredo, if Passaredo is the operating carrier, the Passaredo allowance applies.
    • For interline travel with origin or ultimate destination in USA or CANADA: carriers will apply a single set of baggage rules (allowance, excess fees, etc.) for the ENTIRE itinerary, regardless of any stopovers.

    The marketing carrier identified on the first flight coupon (Selecting Carrier) can select the baggage allowance rules that will apply to the ENTIRE interline itinerary between these two options:

    a) Its own baggage rules; or,

    b) The rules of the Most Significant Carrier (MSC), pursuant to the methodology of IATA Resolution 302.

    The option chosen will be automatically reflected in the ticket. The sales agent can see this information during pricing, before saving the PQ.

    Baggage information (checked baggage allowance, excess fees, carry-on baggage, etc.) must be loaded in the fares published by each company.

    • Customers must check in directly with the flight operator.