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American Airlines Launches Android Application


App Is Latest Development in American's Commitment to Enhancing Customer Experience Through Mobile Technology

With more than 1 million downloads of its iPhone® and iPad® applications, American Airlines on Tuesday continued its charge in the mobile app space with the debut of its Android application. The Android app is the latest in a series of mobile technologies American has developed to give its customers more control over their travel experience.

Much like its iPhone app predecessor, the American Airlines Android app allows customers to check in for flights; receive gate, seat and flight status information; view terminal maps; and provides a number of other functions, including the ability to:

  • Enter log in and password only once allowing the application proactively to push upcoming flight details to the home screen automatically
  • Set a parking reminder
  • Monitor the standby list
  • Track elite status progress
  • Access Mobile Boarding Pass the application saves the boarding pass, so it's always easy to find
  • Use GPS to locate the nearest airport served by American
  • Play Sudoku

The app also provides direct and easy access to a variety of other tools that help customers manage, plan and further enjoy each trip on American Airlines, including the ability to:

  • Create Flight Status Notifications
  • Enrol in the American Airlines AAdvantage® programme
  • Access AAdvantage account information
  • Access contact information

During development of the Android app, American conducted testing with 750 of its most loyal AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and AAdvantage Platinum® members. Feedback from these customers was instrumental in determining what users value most.

American continues to enhance its existing apps and develop new technologies that will benefit customers using a variety of mobile devices.  Customers can download the free app from the Android Market on any Android device. To see a video demonstration of the app, please visit youtube.com/americanairlines.

Notes to Editor:
Some functionality may vary outside the U.S.

About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalised news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 countries and territories.

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