American Airlines now offers customers access to high-speed satellite Wi-Fi and live TV on more aircraft than any other airline.
The company recently completed installation of the “fast, consistent and industry-leading connectivity” on its entire long-term mainline narrow-body fleet of more than 700 aircraft. Satellite-based Wi-Fi allows customers to stream video without buffering or interruptions; upload and download files with ease; and stay connected from gate to gate.
Upgraded bandwidth capacity ensures customers won’t compromise on connection quality or speed, even if every customer chooses to access in-flight internet at the same time. Additionally, every satellite-equipped aircraft can now stream live TV, giving more customers access to 12 channels on their personal devices free of charge.
American is already the only U.S. airline to offer live TV on international flights.
Kurt Stache, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Loyalty and Sales for American said,
Elevating the travel experience is one of our top goals at American and we’ve been working hard to provide our customers with the same level of entertainment and connectivity options they enjoy in their own living rooms.
In less than two years, we completed broadband internet installation on our entire mainline fleet and we will continue setting new standards in the industry to show our customers we value the time they spend with us.
The high-speed Wi-Fi and live TV expansion are American’s latest investments in the on-board customer experience, complementing the in-flight entertainment and connectivity already available on its wide-body aircraft. Earlier this year, American launched a partnership with Apple Music to give customers access to more than 50 million songs, playlists and music videos through complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi.
The airline already provides complimentary wireless entertainment throughout its fleet, offering great movies and on-demand televisions shows for customers to enjoy on their own devices.
American is installing power at every seat across its mainline fleet, allowing customers to charge their devices in-flight and deplane at full battery. The airline has been installing power at every seat across its two-class regional fleet as well.
Tablet holders: The majority of American’s narrow-body aircraft will be retrofitted with a tablet holder for hands-free entertainment on board. USB power will be positioned next to the tablet holder for easy charging.