On June 1, American Airlines will go cashless
onboard its flights within the continental United States, as well
as flights to and from Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada.
From this date, for all inflight purchases
such as headsets, fresh meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages,
American will only accept American Express cards and other major
credit or debit cards.
Lauri Curtis, American's Vice
President - Onboard Service, said, "We believe that, by moving to a cashless cabin,
the transaction process is more convenient for both our customers
and flight attendants."
Onboard, flight attendants utilize
a hand-held Sales Recorder to charge credit and debit
cards, eliminating the need to search for small bills or change.
American, a founding member of the global oneworld Alliance, has
used these hand-held devices since May 2006. Receipts are
provided to passengers upon request.
will not be implemented onboard American Eagle and
AmericanConnection flights - only cash will continue to be
accepted onboard those flights.
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