American Airlines Partners with Uber

By Paul Riegler on 11 February 2016
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DSC_0809 (1)American Airlines and ride-hailing service Uber announced a partnership on Thursday. The move is intended to streamline the experience of getting to and from the airport using both Uber and American.

“By working together, we can provide a service that allows customers to request their Uber ride to the airport in step with their itinerary and know where to meet their Uber driver after their flight lands,” said Scott Hinshaw, the airline’s director of partner marketing.

After booking a trip, travelers can click on the “Remind me to Uber” button on the receipt to set a reminder for their rides.

The airline plans to integrate certain Uber functionality with its smartphone app that will guide travelers to the nearest Uber pickup location at 11 airports. The list of airports includes Charlotte Douglas International; Chicago O’Hare; Dallas/Fort Worth International; Los Angeles International; New York LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International; Philadelphia International ; Phoenix Sky Harbor International; San Francisco International; San Jose International; and Reagan National.

In addition to the integration, American is offering Executive Platinum members of its AAdvantage frequent flyer program a $25 single-use coupon and holders of Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator credit cards will early two extra miles per dollar spent on Uber through July 31, 2016.

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