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American Airlines Android app eases the tension of travel

by Caitlin M. Foyt

If you're a frequent flyer with American Airlines, the airline's Android app by the same name is a must-have download. The app has a lot of different features designed to help make flying a little less stressful.

When you load the app's main menu, you'll see clickable tabs for you to book a flight, check your flight status, check in for flights, or even play Sudoku. If you hit your app's "Menu" button and then tap "more," you are brought to even more features.

Here, you can store your mobile boarding pass (you can look at your seat and gate information at a glance), display terminal maps, and enroll in and monitor your AAdvantage miles program. After you've registered, you can continue to monitor your rewards points through the app.

American Airlines' app description said it also has a feature that enables users to set a parking reminder by snapping a photo, but I was disappointed when the feature was nowhere to be found. (Readers, please, feel free to post comments if you were able to locate this.) This is a huge bummer to me, because it sounds like this feature has the potential to be one of the most useful tools available on the entire application.

What's kind of nice about American Airlines is that once you're logged in, you can stay logged in, which, of course, eliminates some frustration. Logging in to services/websites over and over again, especially during the span of a few minutes, is a huge pet peeve of mine.

American Airlines seems like an app that does all of your dirty work for you. Instead of panicking and checking your boarding pass every three minutes (like I do), you can relax.

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