BARBADIAN PASSENGERS FLYING TO USA MAY THINK TWICE FOR USING AMERICAN AIRLINES – CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ONLY NOW FOR PAYMENT, NO CASH!

American Airlines (AA) announced effective yesterday, the airline is now cashless at Grantley Adams International Airport and now passengers are expected to use a credit or debit card to make any transactions at the airport, including purchasing tickets and paying for checked baggage.

The airline has not stated any alternative arrangements for older passengers who may insist on cash or have a reluctance for using credit or debit cards, also no indication was made if any passengers preferred to use their smartphone’s many eWallet options to pay for a flight.

Jennifer Carter, AA’s general manager for Barbados says the airline transitioned to a cashless airport environment at many locations around the world, allowing team members to assist customers in a faster and more efficient manner.

She claims cashless transactions reduce the complexity of work for our agents who will no longer have to worry about finding exact change or closing out a cash drawer at the end of the day. The manager put forward this is positive news for their customers and for our team members at the airport.

However, no indication was given if a survey was taken with travellers before this move was unilaterally made and suddenly announced.

AA currently offers nonstop service to Barbados from its hub at Miami International Airport operating two daily flights.

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