American Airlines, PayPal Cut Deal

American Airlines is offering customers the ability to pay for their tickets with PayPal for ticket purchases made on AA.com. The new PayPal option on AA.com 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 U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

When purchasing travel on AA.com, customers simply select the PayPal option. They’ll be temporarily directed to PayPal’s secure website 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 AA.com to finish their transaction. Currently, PayPal is designed only for purchasing tickets on AA.com. For more information on the new PayPal option, visit www.aa.com/paypal.

“American Airlines is committed to offering customers more choices and convenience when they purchase travel on AA.com,” said Derek DeCross, American’s managing director of 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.”

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

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