Southern Airways, the air service provider at the Memorial Field Airport in Hot Springs, has launched an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with American Airlines at its Dallas/Fort Worth hub. American Airlines connections to and from Hot Springs are now on sale at iFlySouthern.com and major travel booking sites.
Interline ticketing and baggage agreements facilitate a seamless travel experience for the passenger. Specifically, Hot Springs passengers purchasing tickets on either a travel website or iFlySouthern.com will, in a single transaction, be able to book a flight from Hot Springs connecting at Dallas and continuing to any American Airlines city in North America.
An additional benefit of purchasing an interline ticket is “passenger protection,” meaning that when traveling on an interline ticket, if one airline’s flight is canceled or delayed, you will be re-booked free-of-charge to the next available flight.
"This is not only good news for local residents that make connections at Dallas, but this is also great for people traveling to Hot Springs,” said Glen Barentine, Director of the Memorial Field Airport. “We are opening up a convenient way for American’s passengers all across the country to fly into Hot Springs.”
Interline passengers at Hot Springs will still need to go through TSA once reaching Dallas (DFW) and will need to check their bags in Dallas with American. However, on their return trip to Hot Springs, the checked luggage will automatically be transferred from American to Southern.
“We have been interline partners with American Airlines for almost two years at our hub in Pittsburgh and Baltimore,” said Stan Little, Chairman and CEO of Southern Airways. “Adding this passenger amenity at our Arkansas airports will increase consumer awareness and lead to higher passenger usage of the airport.”
Southern is also the local commuter airline at Harrison and El Dorado, both of which have just added American Airlines interline service, as well.
Southern Airways interlined tickets connecting with American Airlines flights can be purchased at each airline’s website, IFlySouthern.com and aa.com, respectively, as well as on popular travel websites such as Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, and Kayak. Tickets are also available for purchase through travel agents or by calling the Southern Customer Service Center at 1-800-329-0485.
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Todd Smith (t.smith@iFlySouthern.com 615-202-7944) or Southern’s chief marketing officer, Keith Sisson (k.sisson@iFlySouthern.com 228-313-9920).
Founded in 2013, Pompano Beach, Florida-based Southern Airways Express operates a fleet of Cessna Caravans and Grand Caravans, Southern, along with its new subsidiary, Mokulele Airlines, serves over 30 cities with more than 200 peak-day departures from hubs at Baltimore, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Honolulu, Kahului, Memphis, Nantucket, Palm Beach, and Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to www.iFlySouthern.com or visit us on all major social media sites.