• Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines Expands Preflight COVID-19 Testing Program to all US Destinations

American is the first airline to expand access to their at-home preflight COVID-19 testing for all U.S. flights to locations with COVID-19 restrictions. The tests will be available for purchase starting December 9th for flights from December 12, 2020.


American Airlines Expands Preflight At-Home COVID-19 Testing for All Domestic Destinations With Travel Requirements - Courtesy American Airlines

On Tuesday (December 8, 2020), American Airlines announced an expansion of their at-home preflight COVID-testing program through a collaboration with LetsGetChecked. The program now includes flights to all U.S. destinations with COVID-19 restrictions, including Puerto Rico and tests will be available for purchase starting December 9th for flights from December 12, 2020. American Airlines is the first carrier to offer preflight testing for domestic U.S. travel for customers traveling to any U.S. city, state or territory that has COVID-19 testing requirements. In Tuesday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Chief Customer Officer, Alison Taylor, said,


“We’ve made great strides to help open international travel with our testing partners, and we recognize the need for similar domestic travel solutions. 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.”


Also commenting on the domestic expansion of preflight testing, LetsGetChecked Founder and CEO, Peter Foley, added,


"We are extremely proud of our partnership with American Airlines and the opportunity to support their proactive safety measures. 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."


As state testing requirements evolve, American will continue to work with LetsGetChecked to ensure guests will have access to convenient at-home testing for a seamless travel experience. States and territories which currently have COVID-19 travel restrictions include Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Chicago, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and Vermont. American Airlines customers can stay up to date on local travel requirements with the carrier's convenient travel tool, powered by Sherpa.


American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines