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AMERICAN TEAMS WITH JAL...WHILE ANA GETS UNITED.

United Airlines and All Nippon Airways did not let AA and JAL get a leg up before announcing their own code-sharing agreement on March 9.

But the ANA/UA agreement appears to be less ambitious at start-up, as the two carriers said they would code share on 'selected transpacific routes and to selected destinations within the U.S. and Japan," before expanding it to include beyond-gateway destinations. The carriers also will coordinate schedules and offer reciprocity in frequent-flier programs. …

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