AA to Partner With India's Kingfisher Airlines

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    OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 02: An American Airlines plane parks at the termial after arriving at the Oakland International Airport November 2, 2007 in Oakland, California. American Airlines is raising the price of domestic round-trip airfares $20 in an attempt to recover the cost of rising fuel prices. Delta Airlines is also raising fares on many of its domestic routes as oil prices near the $100 per barrell mark. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    American Airlines and Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines said Tuesday they're planning a frequent flyer partnership and a deal that will allow them to sell tickets on each other's flights starting next year.

    The partnership requires approval by regulators.

    The initial phase of the deal will allow American to place its code on Kingfisher's domestic network beyond Delhi. American will also share codes on Kingfisher Airlines flights from London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai.

    Kingfisher Airlines will place its code on American's daily service between Delhi and Chicago O'Hare and on select American flights between the United States and London Heathrow.

    Members of American's AAdvantage and Kingfisher Airlines King Club frequent flyer programs will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights. The two airlines are considering a more comprehensive frequent flyer agreement that will include the ability to earn and redeem miles across each airline's entire network.