Passengers can now scan the data chip embedded in their passports using the built-in reader on iPhones or Android’s devices. American said it is the first airline to introduce the function on its app.
“Mobile passport scanning removes a time-consuming step, providing our customers with a smoother check-in experience for international flights”.
The updated app provides on-screen instructions to help customers complete the scan correctly.
While passengers carrying a passport from any country may use the feature, Koos said some countries may not embed NFC chips into their documents. American’s last major app update, which came out earlier this fall, introduced push notifications for boarding.
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