American’s New Redesigned Boarding Pass

American has rolled out a re-designed boarding pass with a more modern look and more information. Of course it’s not all that radically different. But it is better.

It’s a minor thing, the look and feel of the boarding pass, but in general I like it. Compare it to an old card stock boarding pass from American.

The new boarding pass will dsplay the TSA PreCheck logo if you’re eligible to use the PreCheck lane (provided the airport you’re using has one).

They’ve also changed the elite status and boarding group designator. Instead of printing it, and displaying it as though it were a watermark on the card stock, it will be in the bottom left hand corner and inside of a circle. Black means elite status or other ‘priority access’ eligibility, and if it isn’t shaded black it displays your boarding group.

The boarding pass also now has a flight details section showing whether the flight has wifi, food for sale, arrival time, and length of the flight. So there’s more information while simultaneously appearing less cluttered.

The mobile boarding pass for iOS already shows the TSA Pre logo, while the Android version should get that July 18.

Since I generally use a mobile boarding pass on my Android phone, I haven’t seen these changes yet in my own travel.

(HT: Traveling Better)


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