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American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet

On most American Airlines flights, you can stream our library of movies and TV shows to your phone, tablet or laptop – without buying Wi-Fi. All you need is the American Airlines app on your phone or tablet. American Airlines inflight

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All entertainment is free – watch it everywhere except American Eagle® flights without Wi-Fi.

American Airlines is betting on satellite-based systems that use either Gogo 2Ku or ViaSat Ka. Unlike some of the earlier ground-based systems, satellite systems have the obvious advantage of offering a larger coverage area (including over oceans) and more consistent connectivity. These new satellite-based systems also allow for significantly faster connections. Among American’s competitors, Delta is currently in the process of updating most of its fleet to satellite-based systems, too, while the situation at United remains a bit complicated.

“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,” said Kurt Stache, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Loyalty and Sales for American. “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.”

Soon, American will also bring power outlets to every seat in its mainline fleet, as well as its two-class regional fleet. Since American, just like most of its competitors, is also removing most of its in-seat entertainment systems in favor of personal device entertainment that is streamed to your phone or tablet, it is also now bringing tablet holders to most of its narrowbody fleet as well.

How to watch free entertainment American Airlines inflight

Phone or tablet:

  1. Download the American app before takeoff
  2. Connect to Wi-Fi signal (no internet purchase required)
  3. If connected to “gogoinflight,” go to in your browser
  4. If connected to “AA Inflight,” go to in your browser
  5. Click on “Free Entertainment,” “Watch Now” or the play button icon
  6. Select your movie or TV show


  1. Connect to Wi-Fi signal (no internet purchase required)
  2. If connected to “gogoinflight,” go to in your browser
  3. If connected to “AA Inflight,” go to in your browser
  4. Click on the “Watch Now” button or the “Free Entertainment” tab
  5. Select your movie or TV show

Unlike some of its competitors, American doesn’t offer free Wi-Fi access to chat apps — or even free Wi-Fi in general. Still, if you are an American loyalist, you’ll be happy to see that the airline now offers a consistent Wi-Fi product that is clearly a step up from some of the legacy systems that are still in use by some of the other carriers. American Airlines inflight

Prices for Inflight WiFI you can check here.

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