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American Airlines international travelers just got something to be very happy about. Passengers can now save time and scan their passports directly in the airline’s mobile app, which means international passengers enjoying top destinations can now check in through the app and head directly to the gate for international flights. No need for customer service agents checking their passports.
This new feature is the first in the industry. The passport scanning technology will scan the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip in the passport to send information to the mobile app for check-in securely. No more checking in on your phone or other device and having to wait in long lines to get your passport checked again by a customer service agent.
The American Airlines app works is available for both iOS and Android devices.
“We are continuously adding features to our app to make travel easier and worry-free for our customers,” American Chief Information Officer Maya Leibman said in a statement. “Mobile passport scanning removes a time-consuming step, providing our customers with a smoother check-in experience for international flights.”
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