December 20, 2014

American Airlines app takes flight on Android

For you frequent flyers out there who use Android,  American Airlines released a new free Android application on the Android market.

The American Airlines Android app allows customers to:

  • Enter log in and password only once – allowing the application to proactively push flight detail notifications automatically
  • Check in for flights
  • Receive gate seat and flight status information
  • view terminal maps
  • 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
  • Create Flight Status Notifications
  • Enroll in the American Airlines AAdvantage® program
  • Access AAdvantage account information
  • Access contact information
  • And even play Sudoku

The application is simply designed and easy to navigate.  Best of all it doesn’t feel like a straight port from the iPhone/iPad applications.  American Airlines is taking mobile very seriously.

Monte Ford, Senior Vice President – Technology and Chief Information Officer said:

“We believe the right mobile technology can and will dramatically improve our customers’ and employees’ experience with American. As a result, our mobile technology strategy is aggressive and a key consideration in every technology initiative at the company today. It is our intention to lead the airline industry related to mobile computing.”

Rick Elieson, Managing Director for American Airlines Interactive Marketing also had some interesting comments in regards to Android specifically:

“With the popularity of American’s first app for iPhone, many customers have asked for an American app for Android. In fact, one in four smartphone owners are now using an Android device”

“Not only does this meet the needs of many of our customers while they’re on the move, it also paves the way for innovation on other devices that use the Android platform.”

Check out a video demo provided by Streamly.TV

Or the American Airlines Demo.

You can download the American Airlines application from the Android market or go to www.aa.com/app

Source [PR Newswire.com]