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Oct
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Getting through the airport has become an increasingly annoying ordeal over the last decade, and the last thing you need is an app making it worse. The old American Airlines app had a pretty awful UI and lacking performance. With the update to 3.0, the AA app is instantly not terrible.

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The updated look is roughly a million times more consistent and has ditched most of the funky gradient backgrounds from the old version. It also employs Android-style hamburger navigation and a proper refresh button, but only in some places. The legacy menu button has been given the boot too. The AA app does, however, seem to be doing something inappropriate with background processes as Android 4.3 is showing a persistent notification for it.

The app still includes all the usual airline functions like mobile boarding passes, seat maps, standby lists, and flight information. Long story short, if you're flying American, the app won't make your eyes bleed anymore. Check out the old version of the app below.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • rhymiZ

    Finally!

  • Jim

    ios class app on android...
    thats what we want...

  • http://www.parajuegos.info/ Para Juegos

    Although its interface has changed I still love it

  • Tony Byatt

    Your move Southwest...

  • Texas Saluki

    brig back the widget :-)

  • Jonathan

    Did you actually use the app? It's mostly a webview and works horribly on my Nexus 4. The design looks okay in the screenshots and then you use it and realize it's all superficial. I'm disappointed AP isn't being more thorough with their app reviews.

    • dps0322

      Hello Jonathan,

      We do have some links, but it is not the majority and we are working on getting more and more native as it makes sense to do so. It's far from all superficial.

  • fgarcia10

    Great!, really hate it the old one.