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American Airlines Gets Mobile Boarding Passes

Mobilescreen We told you back in November that American Airlines has a great mobile website. Turns out that they are not stopping there. AA has just launched mobile boarding passes for flights out of Chicago, Orange County, & Los Angeles. When you check in you will get the option to send the boarding pass to your smartphone by email. It sends you what looks like a newfangled barcode which security scans and you are done. Thanks everybody for sending this one in!

Details below from AA Website:

When you are traveling on select itineraries from Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Los Angeles International (LAX) and Santa Ana John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) airports, you now have the option to have your boarding pass sent directly to your mobile phone or other mobile device – saving paper and time. Eligible itineraries include non-stop flights with only one passenger listed in the record locator*. Follow the easy steps below for your next applicable flight from ORD, LAX or SNA:

How to use the new Mobile Boarding Pass

  1. Check in on AA.com (or AA.com Mobile). Choose "Email for use on Cell Phone or other Mobile Device" option and include the e-mail address for your web-enabled mobile phone and/or mobile device.
  2. Check your email from your mobile device. Follow the link on the email to retrieve your Mobile Boarding Pass.
  3. Save the boarding pass to your device. Click the "Save Boarding Pass" button directly below the barcode to save it to your phone for easy access at the security checkpoint (check your phone/PDA manual to locate where the Boarding Pass will save).
  4. Proceed to Security. When you arrive at security, make sure the entire barcode is visible on the screen of your mobile phone or mobile device and have the backlight setting set to the brightest mode possible. If you have any problems, you will be given the opportunity to print a paper boarding pass at the self-service machines.

The new boarding passes are now available for Chicago O’Hare outbound flights and will become available for Los Angeles and John Wayne outbound flights starting on November 17.

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