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American Airlines Adds PayPal As Website Payment Option

11th November 2008 - 05:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


American Airlines is offering customers another convenient and flexible way to pay for their tickets. American will now accept PayPal for ticket purchases made on, the airline's award-winning Web site.

The new PayPal option on allows customers to fund purchases from their PayPal account utilizing their credit card, debit card, bank account, or PayPal account balance. Purchases are both secure, and speedy, since customers do not have to re-enter any financial information.

The PayPal option is free and available to customers in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"American Airlines is committed to offering customers more choices and convenience when they purchase travel on," said Derek DeCross, American's Managing Director - Interactive Marketing. "PayPal certainly fills that bill since it gives customers several options in funding their online purchase, and it allows them to pay in a secure and expeditious manner."

Using the new PayPal option is easy. When purchasing travel on, customers simply select the PayPal option. They'll be temporarily directed to PayPal's secure Web site to log into their account and confirm the transaction or to enroll if they don't have a PayPal account (enrollment is free). Customers will then be returned to to finish their transaction.

Currently, PayPal is designed only for purchasing tickets on For more information on the new PayPal option, visit

PayPal joins a list of other convenient payment options available to customers at Earlier this year, American began accepting electronic checks for tickets purchased on Payment can be made from a personal checking account in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Visit for more information.

The Fly Now, Pay Later deferred-payment option also allows customers to apply for instant credit and enjoy six months of no payments for tickets purchased on For terms and conditions and more details, visit

Additionally, American accepts American Airlines Gift Cards as payment at Visit for more information.

Customers may, of course, pay with a major credit or debit card. They can even pay with cash for trips booked on, at more than 55,000 participating Western Union locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. A Western Union service fee applies. See for more information.

With more than 1.6 million site visits per day, is American's largest distribution channel and the best place to do business online with the airline, 24-7. At you can conveniently search for and book low fares and award travel; select seats; make hotel, rental car and cruise reservations; get flight arrival and departure information; sign up for flight status notification and even check in and print boarding passes. You can also manage your AAdvantage account at, as well as sign up to receive emails from American and get customized DealFinder SM alerts and other special offers. Additionally, customers who purchase tickets at get a lowest-fare guarantee. has twice received the World Travel Award for World's Leading Airline Internet Site and has received multiple site awards from various organizations.

About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)


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