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American Airlines to introduce cashless cabins onboard U.S. domestic and Canada flights

cashlessflightFeb. 11, 2009 – Fort Worth, Texas – American Airlines will begin this summer to transition to cashless cabins onboard flights within the U.S. and to and from Canada. On these flights, American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, will only accept major credit cards or debit cards for onboard purchases such as headsets, fresh light meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages.


February 11, 2009
By Melissa Damota
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"Moving to a cashless cabin allows us to streamline the inflight sales process for both our customers and flight attendants," said Lauri Curtis, American's Vice President – Onboard Service.

Flight attendants will use a hand-held Onboard Sales Recorder to charge credit and debit cards, eliminating the need to search for small bills or change. The airline has been using these user-friendly devices since May 2006. American Express® and other major credit and debit cards will be accepted. Receipts will be provided to passengers upon request.