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American Airlines enhances inflight wi-fi and entertainment with 'gate-to-gate connectivity'

American Airlines enhances inflight wi-fi and entertainment with 'gate-to-gate connectivity'

American Airlines has unveiled plans to enhance inflight wi-fi and entertainment with "gate-to-gate" connectivity.

The major US-based airline will soon be rolling out the AAdvantage® scheme for members, which will allow them to use air miles to pay for Wi-Fi on board, all in time for summer travelling later this year.

American Airlines said: "AAdvantage® members will soon be able to use miles to pay for Wi-Fi on board. American will start rolling out this new ability to redeem miles in the next few weeks on a couple select aircrafts.

"By the summer travel season, all of the airline’s Viasat-equipped narrowbody aircraft will offer this ability to unlock Wi-Fi in exchange for miles. With this enhancement to help loyalty go even further, American continues to deliver on the commitment that travel is better as an AAdvantage® member.

"Once connected, customers can enjoy Wi-Fi even longer with gate-to-gate connectivity on most mainline aircraft, allowing customers to stay connected from the minute they find their seat to when they’re deplaning. and connectivity is only going up from here. Customers looking for a free Wi-Fi option can enjoy ad-sponsored Wi-Fi across 100% of American’s Viasat domestic narrowbody aircraft."

What's more, summer, American and Intelsat will begin installation of high-speed Wi-Fi on nearly 500 dual-class regional aircraft — helping even more customers have a consistent and connected inflight experience.

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