American Airlines, Landline receive industry-first TSA approval forairside-to-airside connectivity via motorcoach

American Airlines customers traveling on Landline-operated motorcoaches from Allentown/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (ABE), and Atlantic City, New Jersey (ACY), to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) can now enjoy a more seamless and convenient travel experience with the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) recent approval of airside-to-airside motorcoach operations.

Beginning this week, customers can now arrive at ABE or ACY, check-in with American, clear security at their local airport like any other flight, and then board their coach on the secure side of the terminal. Customers will then arrive airside at PHL and proceed straight to their connecting flight without having to go back through security screening.

American, Landline and airport partners have worked with the TSA to provide this unique, industry-first type of service to benefit American’s customers and the two local communities.

Travelers arriving in PHL will continue to board their Landline coach airside and arrive directly at their local airport. Just like any other American-operated itinerary, checked baggage will be directly transferred between Landline’s vehicles and American’s network, and members of American’s AAdvantage loyalty program will also earn miles and loyalty points when traveling on Landline-operated routes.

Landline coaches accommodate up to 35 customers and feature leather seating, complimentary Wi-Fi, streaming entertainment, and power at every seat.