Cashless Cabins @ American Airlines

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 28 May 2009

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.

Cashless cabins will not be implemented onboard American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights - only cash will continue to be accepted onboard those flights.

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