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American Airlines Expands Mobile Boarding Passes to 3 More Airports

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American Airlines has expanded its mobile phone based boarding pass service to three more airports, Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS), Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Minneapolis St. Paul International (MSP).

"Cell phones and PDAs are ubiquitous among our customers. Mobile boarding passes leverage our customers' own devices to make travel as easy and convenient as possible," said Andrew Watson, American's Vice President - Customer Technology. "Customers who choose this option can bypass printing a boarding pass at their home, office or even at the airport to board the plane. At the airport they can go straight to Security and then to the aircraft. This is a great alternative for our customers on the go."

To use the mobile boarding pass option customers must have an active e-mail address where their boarding pass may be sent and an Internet-enabled mobile device where the 2-D barcode can be received. At the airport, customers simply scan their cell phone or PDA screen when going through Security (proper identification must be presented) and when boarding, just as they would a traditional paper boarding pass.

Customers wishing to check bags can also use the new option by scanning the boarding pass on their cell phone or PDA screen at American Airlines self-service machines, ticket counters, or curbside check-in facilities.

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