American Airlines said this week it is teaming up with ride-sharing giant Uber to provide new services, discounts and promotions to its passengers.
The airline said it is updating its mobile app to offer new functionality that ties in with Uber rides. When a customer books a flight on aa.com, the e-ticket confirmation that comes back to them via e-mail will include a “Remind me to Uber” icon. If the passenger clicks on it, he or she will be sent a reminder to book a ride.
The airline’s app also now has a new airport navigation feature that will guide users to the nearest Uber pick-up location at 11 major U.S. airports, including Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, New York LaGuardia, New York JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Jose and Washington Reagan National.
AA customers who aren’t already signed up with Uber can get a $20 discount on the car service when they register an account and use promo code RIDEAA. In March, AA Executive Platinums will be given a unique code for a discount of up to $25 off an Uber ride whether or not they are currently Uber users. And from now through July 31, AA customers who use an AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard to pay for Uber rides will get two bonus miles for every dollar spent.
United was the first carrier to partner with Uber for a presence on its app.
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