American Airlines Focuses on High-Speed WiFi for Inflight Entertainment

By Ivan PetrenkoJun 25, 2024 03:30 AMNews
Share:
American Airlines planes on airport
American Airlines planes on airport. Source: unsplash

American Airlines, headquartered in Dallas, is doubling down on providing high-speed WiFi as its primary form of inflight entertainment for its narrowbody fleet. Unlike Delta and United Airlines, which have embraced seat-back entertainment systems, American Airlines prioritizes wireless connectivity and streaming options for passengers on most of its single-aisle aircraft.

The airline's new Airbus A321 variants feature the latest AVANT IFE system, but these planes are designated for premium-heavy, long-haul routes. For its extensive narrowbody fleet, American Airlines is investing in high-speed WiFi installation, with nearly 500 dual-class regional aircraft set to be equipped this summer. This effort aims to keep customers connected across all routes, as emphasized by Kimberly Cisek, the airline’s Vice President for Customer Service, during the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX).

With high-speed WiFi, passengers are expected to stream entertainment on their own devices using the American Airlines app. While Delta and JetBlue offer free WiFi, and United provides free messaging on social media, American Airlines focuses on providing a robust selection of over 1,500 free entertainment options, including podcasts, videos, and movies, accessible via WiFi. The airline also allows passengers to use their miles to pay for WiFi, a feature that has been well-received.

Cisek highlighted American Airlines’ commitment to connectivity and entertainment, noting that the airline operates the most high-speed WiFi-equipped aircraft globally. As part of their ongoing investment, American Airlines continuously updates its entertainment offerings, adding approximately 200 new titles each month, inspired by current trends and award-winning content.

Passengers flying on American Airlines can enjoy a wide array of entertainment options on their personal devices, ensuring they stay entertained throughout their journey. This strategic focus on high-speed WiFi and streaming capabilities underscores American Airlines' dedication to enhancing the travel experience by leveraging technology and connectivity.

Top Articles
The best resorts in Colorado for 2024: from luxury mountain getaways with direct access to the slopes to gorgeous resort spas with hot springs

The best resorts in Colorado for 2024: from luxury mountain getaways with direct access to the slopes to gorgeous resort spas with hot springs

Jul 22, 2024 13:07 PM
Top 5 best Vienna hotels travelers recommend: with superb restaurants, exclusive spas and attractions at your doorstep

Top 5 best Vienna hotels travelers recommend: with superb restaurants, exclusive spas and attractions at your doorstep

Jul 22, 2024 08:05 AM

Top 40 hotels in Paris: from luxury spa hotels and trendy designer boutiques to historic townhouses and legendary urban hideaways

Jul 21, 2024 19:04 PM

The Aerial is an all-inclusive luxury resort in the British Virgin Islands, from its unique approach to wellness to its charitable missions

Jul 21, 2024 13:11 PM
More News
A "Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon" sign with colorful flowers in front of the Visitor Information Centre

Free Parking and Bus Travel in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Boon for Travelers

Jul 22, 2024 14:30 PM
A steam train on tracks in Swanage

New "Sunset Shuttle" Service Launches in Swanage

Jul 22, 2024 12:30 PM

Tragedy Strikes Off the Coast of Marmaris: Yacht "Eagles" Catches Fire

Jul 22, 2024 10:30 AM

Emergency Landing Diverts Ryanair Flight to Dublin

Jul 22, 2024 08:30 AM
Blue bus passing by lush green and yellow trees in an urban park setting

New Weekend Bus Service Opens Gateway to Peterborough's Ferry Meadows for Travelers

Jul 22, 2024 06:30 AM
Railroad tracks and platform with moss, surrounded by trees

Vermont Unveils Longest Rail Trail in New England, Now Open for Adventure

Jul 22, 2024 04:30 AM
French flag on a boat on the Seine in Paris

Paris Mayor Swims in Seine to Prove Water Cleanliness for Olympics

Jul 22, 2024 02:30 AM
A tourist with a backpack sits in front of a famous rock

Essential Advice for British Nationals Visiting Thailand

Jul 22, 2024 00:05 AM
Passengers waiting at the airport after flight cancellations

Airlines Struggle to Recover from Major IT Outage

Jul 21, 2024 22:30 PM

Emotional Support Llamas Delight Travelers at Portland Airport

Jul 21, 2024 20:30 PM

24-Hour Transport Service Enhances Night Travel in Greater Manchester

Jul 21, 2024 18:30 PM
A vintage steam train traveling through scenic countryside

Summer Memory Train 2024 Brings Joy and Connection to Travelers

Jul 21, 2024 16:30 PM
A tube train illuminated at night in a modern Uxbridge station

Experience History with the Return of the 1938 Art Deco Tube Train

Jul 21, 2024 14:30 PM
An orange lifebuoy hanging on a metal structure by the water

SS United States Conservancy Seeks Extension for Ocean Liner Relocation, Offering More Summer Tours

Jul 21, 2024 12:30 PM
Yesnaby Castle sea stack on Orkney cliffs

2025 Island Games: A Grand Sporting Event in Orkney

Jul 21, 2024 10:30 AM

The best resorts in South Carolina, from rustic mini hotels to beachfront boutique hotels and luxury resort spas

Jul 21, 2024 09:11 AM

Ryanair Wins Major Legal Battle Against Booking.com in Delaware Court

Jul 21, 2024 08:30 AM
Cityscape of Medellin with dense housing and mountainous background

Medellin Implements No-Fly List and Reopens Key Metro Cable Line

Jul 21, 2024 06:30 AM
Brussels Airlines plane with special livery

Brussels Airlines Flies Music Fans to Tomorrowland for 12th Year

Jul 21, 2024 04:30 AM
An old, red brick building in Nottingham with a bus and pedestrians in front

Nottingham's Bus Network Overhaul: A Boon for Travelers

Jul 21, 2024 02:30 AM
A person waiting on the platform at station with a train in the background

New Mosaic at Ware Station Enhances Traveler Experience

Jul 21, 2024 00:05 AM
A First Glasgow bus, a cyclist, and other vehicles on a street in Glasgow with buildings in the background

First Glasgow Fare Adjustments: What Travelers Should Expect

Jul 20, 2024 22:30 PM

Essential Oxford Rail Upgrades: Travel Advisory for Passengers

Jul 20, 2024 20:30 PM

Pas de Calais: France's New Fine Dining Destination

Jul 20, 2024 18:30 PM
Top 10 best Airbnbs in the US for romantic vacations: from a treehouse over a pond and a luxury tent to a cozy mountain cabin and a beach retreat

Top 10 best Airbnbs in the US for romantic vacations: from a treehouse over a pond and a luxury tent to a cozy mountain cabin and a beach retreat

Jul 20, 2024 17:07 PM
Dawn at Laguardia Airport

US Customs Seizes 90 Invasive Snails at Detroit Metro Airport

Jul 20, 2024 16:30 PM