15 AUGUST 2016
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Free unrestricted access to in-flight entertainment via passengers’ own tablets and mobile phones and the seatback system is now being offered by American Airlines in the main cabin of its aircraft on domestic US flights.
The carrier said last week it was adding premium films, TV shows, music and games in the main cabin on services offering seatback entertainment systems or wi-fi streaming. The company claims its content library is the best and largest among the US carriers.
American’s move follows a similar initiative from Delta Air Lines, which said in June it was making in-flight entertainment free for its passengers in two-cabin aircraft.
American’s vice-president global marketing Fernand Fernandez said the latest development, combined with other on-board benefits meant the airline was “creating an unmatched travel experience for all our customers to enjoy”.
Nearly 300 of American’s aircraft have seatback entertainment, with more being added every month.
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