American Airlines introuces PayPal payment option
March 30, 2010, Fort Worth, TX - American Airlines announced today it is now providing customers in Canada the option to use PayPal when booking tickets on the airline's Web site, AA.com.
American, which began accepting PayPal for AA.com bookings in the
United States in 2008, is the first and only airline in the United
States to accept PayPal as a form of payment internationally.
PayPal enables customers to pay for transactions using a credit card, bank account or PayPal account balance. A major benefit of PayPal acceptance for Canadian residents is that it enables them to pay using a wider choice of payment options than is currently possible through AA.com. Since Canadians use PayPal to make an online purchase every 1.2 seconds, the move is expected to be widely welcomed by American's Canadian customers.
When purchasing travel at AA.com, customers simply select the PayPal option. They will be directed to PayPal's secure Web site to log into their account and confirm the transaction, or to enroll for free if they don't already have a PayPal account. Customers will then be returned to AA.com to complete their purchase.
"We are pleased to be able to offer our customers in Canada even more choices when purchasing travel on AA.com," said Derek DeCross, American's Managing Director – Interactive Marketing. "PayPal offers the convenience and flexibility that we know our customers value."