New Technology Evolves American Airlines Customer Experience

New Technology Evolves American Airlines Customer Experience

A mobile ID verification trial starts at DFW and Washington D.C. airports this month

American Airlines is implementing technological innovations to provide a smoother customer experience.

New Technology Evolves American Airlines Customer Experience

Customers can find their flight and trip credits stored in an electronic wallet when they log in to their AAdvantage® account on And when they’re ready to book new travel, customers can easily pay for their tickets using their travel credits by simply choosing flight credit as their payment option.

For those customers whose travel plans have changed, they can now self-serve when it comes to changing an AAdvantage award ticket on American will automatically reinstate a customer’s miles when a customer cancels an eligible award ticket.

Starting Oct. 21 2020, customers at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will have the option to test new mobile ID technology, which verifies customers’ identities using their mobile device when they drop their bag with an agent.

Customers who choose to participate in the trial will not need to hand a form of ID to the agent as they do today. Instead, they can enroll in a third-party app prior to check-in that will create a digital ID token on their mobile device which can be used to verify their identity at the bag drop.

American is working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to explore this mobile ID verification technology, which could ultimately reduce physical contact during the travel experience if adopted more broadly in the future.

The mobile ID trial will be available to customers at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) starting Oct. 27 2020.

More info: American Airlines

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