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American Airlines passengers can now scan passports through the app

American Airlines passengers can now scan passports through the app

Let’s be honest: travel by plane it sucks, and international travel is even worse. Of course, fate tends to make us aware of the discomforts of the journey, but aspects such as check in, endless queues and immigration processes are not at all friendly. So good, then, what steps are being taken to minimize these headaches.

THE American Airlines announced this week that it updated its app so that international passengers have one more facility: from now on, you can scan your passport directly through the airline app, eliminating the need to have your document read by an officer before boarding – and therefore avoiding another potential queue.

The whole thing works as follows: when doing the check in for your international flight, the user only needs to enter some passport information. Then, the application will ask that the device be placed against the cover of the document (or the back cover, in the case of the American passport), which has an embedded NFC chip; the app itself will then check the passport’s regularity and finalize your check in.