Don’t bother bringing cash if you’re flying American Airlines

If you’re planning on flying American Airlines out of Miami International Airport, don’t forget your debit card.

Starting Thursday, the mega-airliner has announced it is moving to a cashless model at the Florida airport and will no longer be accepting anything other than credit or debit cards for desk transactions such as checked bags or overweight bag fees.

American Airlines spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coellotold the Miami Herald the new system will help speed up the check-in process.

“Moving away from cash allows American to assist customers more efficiently. It also reduces the complexity of work for our agents who will no longer have to worry about handling cash, find exact change or close out a cash drawer at the end of the day,” Aran Coello said in a statement. “In general, our ticket counter agents support the transition to a cashless environment.”

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