American continues to launch tools to form flying safer and easier as travelers return to the skies
- Self-administered and packable Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test through eMed available for international visitors to the U.S.
- Nationwide expansion of CareNow partnership creates more in-person testing options
- Customers using VeriFLY can now check in online at aa.com or through the American Airlines mobile app
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is expanding its preflight coronavirus (COVID-19) testing program with new self-administered and more in-person testing options to form travel easier and safer for its customers. Customers can now order an Abbott BinaxNOW™ Home Test through telehealth provider eMed. These 15-minute, self-administered tests are supervised virtually by an eMed Certified Guide 72 hours before a customer’s return to the U.S. eMed may be a CDC-accepted administrator of rapid antigen tests which will be taken abroad and receive electronic documentation for re-entry to the U.S. with a negative test result.
“We want customers to specialize in planning their trip to reconnect with family or unwind after quite a year reception, without the added stress of deciding where and the way they’re going to get the proper test,” said Julie Rath, vice chairman of Customer Experience at American. “Our partnerships allow them to settle on the testing option that works best and is that the most convenient for them once they book their flight.”
“Deploying eMed services for international travel marries reliable COVID-19 testing with a convenient digital-point-of-care platform to make a secure and more seamless travel experience,” said Dr. Patrice Harris, eMed Co-Founder, and CEO. “We’re proud to be partnering with American to offer their customers peace of mind throughout their trip and confidence in independently verified results. Clearer skies are ahead because of innovations like this.”
Customers can order a group of six tests for $150 directly from eMed at American.eMed.com or devour individual “Home Tests” at select pharmacies. the value includes the supervision of an eMed Certified Guide who will join the individual during a telehealth visit to steer them through the testing process. The test result’s available in as little as quarter-hour and is documented in Abbott’s complementary NAVICA™ app available on smart devices. Additional shipping costs may apply.
For customers wanting an in-person test before departing the U.S., American is expanding its partnership with CareNow nationwide, allowing customers to schedule a test at one of CareNow’s nearly 160 locations when traveling to pick destinations on American.
Customers who prefer to use VeriFLY also can upload their test results into the app.
Visit aa.com/covid19testing to find out more about American testing options, including additional partnerships with LetsGetChecked and GoHealth.
Skip the ticket counter with VeriFLY
Customers using VeriFLY can now sign up for his or her flights online at aa.com or use the American Airlines mobile app, without having to ascertain an agent at the airport. The free VeriFLY app simplifies pass by allowing customers to enter their origin and destination and guiding them through the required travel requirements. Customers can upload documentation of their fulfilled requirements onto the app, which then validates that the documents match a country’s requirements and displays an easy pass or fail message.
Using the app gives customers the peace of mind that they’re able to travel before heading to the airport then saves them significant time once they reach the airport. The app is out there as a free download from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store for all customers traveling internationally to the U.S. and from the U.S. to fifteen countries. As more countries still reopen to international travelers and set new requirements, like proof of a negative test or a COVID-19 vaccination, VeriFLY will integrate those standards into its verification processes.
VeriFLY is that the airline industry’s most generally adopted mobile health passport, helping customers flying on American and its partners — Aer Lingus, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Japan Air Lines and Qantas — visit quite 60 countries and 280 destinations.
Prepared for the Air
VeriFLY and therefore the airline’s testing partnerships are a part of American’s multi-layer commitment to form sure customers are prepared for the air with tools to make their travel easier to manage. Customers can visit Prepared for the Air to urge started. As always, American encourages customers to review all travel requirements for his or her destination, including any restrictions on passport or point of origin.
eMed (www.eMed.com) may be a telehealth company democratizing healthcare with a digital point-of-care platform that gives fast, easy, and affordable at-home healthcare testing supervised and guided online by eMed Certified Guides. We embrace quantitative medicine to deliver prescribed tests and coverings to patients, driving better and less expensive health outcomes.