[UPDATE: View the Phil Easter Storify for a recap of the live Q&A]

If you travel by air for business or pleasure, you know firsthand the value of staying informed. Is a flight delayed? Will I be sprinting to my connecting flight? Will I have time to grab a coffee?

Phil Easter of American AirlinesWhat many air travelers don’t consider is the massive effort it requires to create software, both desktop and mobile, to keep an airline, its employees, and its passengers informed and ensure a safe and timely arrival.

To get a behind-the-scences view of how to create mobile travel apps that serve nearly 10 million mobile travelers, we’ve asked Phil Easter of American Airlines to guest on the next #MobileChat.

Phil leads the mobile development team which is tasked with extending out the American Airlines experience from the desktop to mobile devices. That’s no easy task. Just click the link to see how many platforms (not to mentioned all the different OS versions) that American Airlines is supporting.

Whether you’re a long time air traveling veteran or just starting to build your loyalty miles, join us on Wednesday, September 25th from 9-10pm ET as Phil does live Q/A with us all via #MobileChat hashtag on Twitter.

If you’ve ever wanted to tell a team of developers EXACTLY what should go in the next version of their app, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

Chat more soon – Patrick