American Airlines is trialling a mobile app to make travel to international destinations easier.
The VeriFLY app from Daon, helps passengers understand coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and documentation requirements for their destination.
It also helps airport check-in through a digital verification to ensure that passengers have completed the requirements.
Passengers traveling to Montego Bay (MBJ) and Kingston (KIN), Jamaica, from or connecting through Miami (MIA) will have the opportunity to test the new solution at no cost by creating a secure profile and confirming details for their trip beginning Nov. 18.
How it works
After creating a secure profile on their mobile device, passengers are prompted to confirm details for their trip including:
- Their flight information.
- A negative COVID-19 test that fulfills their destination’s requirements.
- Any required documentation for travel to their destination based upon requirements published at that time.
As passengers verify each required element for travel, the app verifies that the passengers’s data matches a country’s requirements and displays a simple pass or fail message. This simple message will streamline the check-in and documentation verification process at the airport before departure.
The app also provides passengers with reminders when their travel window is coming to a close or once their credential has expired.
At MIA on the day of travel, passengers using the VeriFLY app use an expedited entry lane for testing verification in the North Terminal. They have to show their approved “pass” validation on the app.
Passengers are required to follow all rules and regulations for health and safety verification in their arrival countries.
American is working with multiple countries to streamline the process even further and incorporate the VeriFLY app at destination airports so that passengers have an expedited verification process on both ends of the trip.
The airline plans to expand the program to additional markets in the weeks and months ahead.
Daon has stated that VeriFLY stores passengers’ information in a secure manner.
N.B. Image credit: American Airlines