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American updates their iOS and Android apps: now you can view the upgrade list!

American has just released what might be their greatest iOS update ever: now you can view the upgrade list from within the app! What’s New in Version 2.5.0 • View the upgrade list for any flight, four hours prior to departure • Redesigned standby list • Seatmaps for new aircraft types Woo hoo!! More info…

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Add your digital AAdvantage Card to your iPhone’s Passbook

American hasn’t wasted any time updating their digital assets with their new branding. Over the weekend new versions of their iPhone and iPad apps became available which not only included the new logo, but also featured support for adding a digital version of your AAdvantage card to Apple’s Passbook. Here’s how to add your AAdvantage…

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Play American’s New iPad App Trivia Game for a Chance to Win 100,000 AAdvantage Miles

Last Spring at SXSW, Phillip Easter, the Director of Mobile Apps at American, was on hand to give a preview of some of the software projects that American was working on and one of them was a native iPad app that included a trivia game that allowed passengers to play against each other (similar to…

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New video from American: How to use Apple’s iOS6 Passbook on your iPhone

Apple’s new Passbook is an iOS 6 app that lets you save all kinds of things like loyalty cards, movie tickets, gift cards, and boarding passes to your iPhone or iPad.   American was one of the first airlines to support this new feature. I’ve used it a few times and it works really well, though…

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Video: A look at the new American Airlines Flight Attendant App

You’ve probably been on a flight and witnessed the flight attendant flipping through a thick dot matrix printout of the passenger manifest.  That’s how they know passenger connection information, seating assignments, and elite status information.   American is replacing the printed manifest by giving their flight attendants a Samsung Galaxy Note tablet loaded with a new…

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American Airlines Mobile App: Maya Leibman talks about future features

Former AAdvantage President and current CIO, Maya Leibman gave an interview to Lori Ranson over at the Airline Passenger Experience Association blog, and talked about some of the new features that American has been testing with the mobile app. One of the interesting items was this: American has also conducted trials with mobile applications that would…

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American rolls out on-demand entertainment for iPad and Android

Since last August, American has offered passengers on their trans-continental 767-200 flights, wirelessly streamed, on-demand entertainment to their laptops. American uses an onboard server to deliver the video, and travelers are able to “rent” TV programs and movies for $.99 to $3.99 (sort of like Netflix). Here’s a video demo: Up till now, iOS and…

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American Airlines redesigns their mobile website

I have a confession, it may be a little obsessive, but every morning I check my AAdvantage account balance and take a look at my AA reservations. This usually happens on my iPhone while I’m standing in line at Starbuck’s, and this morning when I went to the AA.com mobile site while waiting on my…

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Checking in with @AmericanAir @SXSW: Win an American Airlines USB Card & Free Gogo Wifi Code

American Airlines 2012 SXSW event Corazon at Castle Hill in Austin, TX Twenty thousand people have landed in Austin for five days of workshops, panel discussions, and parties at the SXSW Interactive festival. This annual event is a big showcase of new products, apps, and services from small startups you haven’t heard of (yet) and…

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