American Airways adds $129 at-residence coronavirus exam in bid to improve U.S. journey

By Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg

American Airlines Group Inc. is growing pre-flight coronavirus screening in an effort and hard work to boost demand from customers for domestic vacation.

At-property exams would enable travellers with damaging final results to steer clear of or shorten COVID-19 quarantines and other limitations at U.S. places with journey prerequisites, American reported in a statement Tuesday. Starting up Dec. 9, shoppers will have accessibility to checks presented by LetsGetChecked for flights departing on or just after Dec. 12.

American is expanding its test choices for domestic travellers immediately after previously implementing comparable courses on some worldwide flights. U.S. travel desire has sagged amid a surge in infections throughout the state and warnings from the Facilities for Condition Handle and Prevention to keep property around the holiday seasons. Domestic journey is only about a 3rd of what it was a yr earlier, with intercontinental need much decrease.