As a common traveler who incessantly works from airport lounges, it’s a puppy peeve of mine to close up and head to the boarding gate to search out that both there’s a lengthen, or gate brokers began boarding early and there’s a line at the jet bridge. So, I specifically recognize flying with airways like Delta and United that notify passengers thru their app when the boarding procedure has began.
Now, American Airways is after all catching up on this passenger-friendly regard. As first shared via Jamie Larounis of The Ahead Cabin, American Airways’ app now has push boarding notifications — a minimum of for some passengers:
I checked with American Airways in regards to the rollout of this selection, because it’s now not appearing as a characteristic in the most recent model of the AA app. An American Airways spokesperson showed that this selection is lately simplest to be had to beta testers of the AA app, each on Android and iOS. Whilst AA vacationers are going to have to attend somewhat longer to get this selection, it’s just right information that it’s on its method.
One of the vital considerations raised about this selection is whether or not or now not it’s only in keeping with the scheduled boarding time, slightly than being a real alert of the boarding procedure being began. The excellent news is that the frenzy notification is shipped out when the primary passenger boarding go is scanned on the boarding door.
One characteristic that’s reside for all AA app customers as of the April 17 replace: notification historical past. Whilst this can be a quite minor upload, it’s great to have a spot the place you’ll test your notification historical past from the previous 24 hours — whether or not you by accident disregarded a notification, or so you’ll see the rolling delays of a flight.
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