American Airlines going cashless at Jamaica's main airports

American Airlines has announced that, effective September 17, it plans to go cashless at two Jamaican airports: Kingston´s Norman Manley International Airport and Montego Bay´s Sangster International Airport (MBJ), the company said.

Passengers will be required to use a credit or debit card to make any transactions at the airport, including purchasing tickets and paying for checked baggage.

American Airlines said moving away from cash transactions reduces the complexity of work for agents who will no longer have to worry about handling cash, finding exact change or closing out a cash drawer at the end of the day.

The airline currently operates 21 weekly flights from Kingston to Miami as well as 67 weekly flights from Montego Bay to seven destinations in the United States: Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and Philadelphia.