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American Airlines Offers Preflight COVID-19 Testing for All US Destinations With Travel Requirements

SOURCE: American Airlines

SUMMARY:
  • American is the first airline to expand access to at-home testing for all flights to U.S. locations that have COVID-19 restrictions, including Puerto Rico.
  • Tests will be available for purchase Dec. 9, for travel starting Dec. 12, through American’s at-home testing partner, LetsGetChecked.
DESCRIPTION:

FORT WORTH, Texas, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ ― American Airlines is expanding its preflight testing program for domestic travel. The first airline to introduce preflight testing within the United States, American will provide access to LetsGetChecked for all domestic flights to states and territories with COVID-19 travel restrictions.

“We’ve made great strides to help open international travel with our testing partners, and we recognize the need for similar domestic travel solutions,” said Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer for American Airlines. “As travel requirements continue to quickly evolve, we’re simplifying the research and COVID-19 testing fulfillment process for an overall more seamless travel experience.”

LetsGetChecked for domestic travel

Starting Dec. 9, American Airlines customers traveling to any U.S. city, state or territory that has COVID-19 travel restrictions will have access to at-home testing through LetsGetChecked for travel on or after Dec. 12.

"We are extremely proud of our partnership with American Airlines and the opportunity to support their proactive safety measures," said Peter Foley, CEO and Founder of LetsGetChecked. "Our at-home COVID-19 test exemplifies our mission to empower people to take an active role in their health whilst also allowing for a safe return to travel during this challenging time."

The airline will continue to work with LetsGetChecked to expand domestic testing as state testing requirements evolve. Current cities, states and territories with COVID-19 travel restrictions include:

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Chicago
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Customers can learn more about LetsGetChecked and all of the airline’s testing partners at aa.com/covid19testing.

Stay up to date on travel requirements

Customers traveling within the U.S. can stay up to date on local travel requirements through American’s travel tool, powered by Sherpa. The tool makes travel planning easier by providing a destination-specific overview of local guidelines including face covering, health documentation and quarantine requirements. To use the tool, travelers simply enter their origin and destination for an automatic overview of travel requirements.

American’s Clean Commitment

American’s preflight testing program serves as a key element of the airline’s Clean Commitment, a multifaceted approach to giving customers peace of mind when they travel. American has also launched a travel tool, powered by Sherpa, to make travel planning easier for customers who are eager to reconnect with the people and places that matter most.

About LetsGetChecked

LetsGetChecked is a direct-to-consumer at-home health testing and insights company. Offering an end-to-end model, LetsGetChecked’s Sure-track Test offers consumers an FDA EUA-authorized Coronavirus at-home testing solution. The at-home coronavirus (COVID-19) test incorporates a nasal swab and PCR lab analysis, offering convenient and secure results on average 48 hours upon receipt in the lab.

About American Airlines Group

American’s purpose is to care for people on life’s journey. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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KEYWORDS: NASDAQ:AAL, American Airlines, LetsGetChecked, COVID-19

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