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In-Flight Cards

The world’s largest airline is rolling out in-flight credit card acceptance on all of its domestic and international flights by mid-June. This week, American Airlines began phasing in the program for onboard purchases. American will be the first U.S. airline with a global network to offer this option onboard all aircraft. AA will use wireless handheld devices that operate using “Windows Mobile” technology. Working with American Express, AA’s full-scale launch follows successful testing executed last year. AA was the first airline to accept the American Express cards in 1960 and launched a cobranded card with AmEx in 2003. Some other airlines, including United, offer onboard credit card acceptance for in-flight shopping on international flights. For more information on the American Airlines loyalty card and credit cards visit: “”:

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