What’s a codeshare?

Travel to more destinations

Codeshares allow us to sell seats on flights operated by other airlines. This means you can easily combine American and flights with other partner airlines to create a single itinerary to multiple destinations.

Our codeshare agreements make booking, checking in, checking your bags and traveling more convenient. Plus, the coordinated schedules make sure you'll have enough time for all your connections.

See details on all our codeshare partners

Tips for traveling on codeshare flights

  • Check in with the airline operating your first flight
  • Baggage policies differ between airlines and other charges may apply; check with the airline operating your flight for baggage information
  • You can book and change codeshare flights on aa.com

Who's operating my flight?

With a codeshare flight, the operating carrier is the airline that flies the plane, and the marketing carrier is the partner airline that sells seats on the operating carrier's flights.

You can tell which carrier is operating your flight:

  • Next to the flight number when you book the flight
  • In your AAdvantage profile after you book
  • In your confirmation email
  • On the check-in reminder email 24 hours before your flight
'Operated by' example from aa.com
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