November 14, 2008

American Airlines Introduces Mobile Boarding Passes at Select Airports

American Airlines has announced that customers departing from select airports can choose to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or PDAs, saving the time it takes to print out and present a paper boarding pass at the airport.

Mobile boarding passes, which use a two-dimensional barcode, are being introduced for passengers departing on domestic flights from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

On November 17, 2008, mobile boarding passes will be offered as an option for customers departing on domestic flights from Los Angeles International and John Wayne Orange County airports as well, the airline said. The mobile boarding pass program is being rolled out in partnership with the US Transportation Security Administration.

Mark DuPont, vice president of airport services planning at American Airlines, said: "Mobile boarding via American Airlines's company website is the latest way the airline is making travel as easy and convenient as possible, especially for our customers on the go."