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American Airlines Cashless Cabins Begin Monday Onboard U.S. Domestic and Canada Flights

Effective Monday, for inflight purchases such as headsets, fresh meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On June 1, American Airlines will go cashless onboard flights within the continental United States, as well as flights to and from Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. Effective Monday, for inflight purchases such as headsets, fresh meals, snacks and alcoholic beverages, American will accept American Express® Cards and other major credit or debit cards only.

"We believe that, by moving to a cashless cabin, the transaction process is more convenient for both our customers and flight attendants," said Lauri Curtis, American's Vice President - Onboard Service.

Flight attendants utilize a hand-held Onboard Sales Recorder to charge credit and debit cards, eliminating the need to search for small bills or change. American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, has used these hand-held devices since May 2006. Receipts will be provided to passengers upon request.

Cashless cabins will not be implemented onboard American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights - only cash will continue to be accepted onboard those flights, just as it is today.

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