American Airlines started selling tickets on mobile phones at the U.S., Puerto Rico and Barcelona airports.
American Airlines customers traveling from New York’s JFK Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Barcelona (Spain) can be billed through their mobile phones without having to print their boarding passes, the company reported.
The U.S. carrier said that those three airports, as well as Rome, Frankfurt, Manchester, Milan and Zurich, adopt the system by which passengers can receive boarding passes electronically on their cell phones or in their PDAs.
With these eight additional airports, American Airlines already offers this option in fifty airfields around the world, both for clients and for regional affiliate American Eagle.
So, check-in just showing the bar code that customers receive on their phones or handheld devices when they register on the airline website.
Passengers who want to register their bags can also use this option, valid for direct flights and to scale, and show the screens of their cellphones or PDAs in the self-service American Airlines machines or at the registration points in any of the airports participating in this service.