American Airlines is now offering discounted Qured Covid-19 testing kits, for those customers eligible to travel from the UK to the US.
The UK government-approved rapid antigen tests are administered at home by the customer, but they must schedule a video call with a health advisor who will guide them through the process.
Results are available within 20 minutes of swabbing, and customers can download a ‘fit to fly’ certificate if the test is negative.
The Qured tests cost £39, but AA customers can get a 15 per cent discount using the code AATRAVEL15, bringing the price down to £33.
They can be delivered to any UK address, and AA says that they are designed “for travel departing from and returning to the UK from the US”… removing “the uncertainty and additional expense incurred when sourcing a predeparture test while away from home”.
Fellow Oneworld member and transatlantic joint venture partner British Airways also launched a partnership with Qured last month. For our review of the service, see:
AA is currently operating flights from London Heathrow to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York JFK, Philadelphia and Seattle.
Commenting on the news Julie Rath, American’s vice president of customer experience and reservations, said:
“Our partnership with Qured will help to provide peace of mind as our customers travelling from the UK prepare for the air. For customers eligible to travel, and those planning future trips, we want to offer affordable and accurate Covid testing solutions, to ensure safe travel for all.”
For our round-up of airlines offering discounted Covid-19 tests, see: