American Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Offerings

By Paul Riegler on 9 August 2016
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Playing on an AA flight near you

Playing on an AA flight near you

American Airlines announced it will offer an expanded version of its American Spotlight in-flight entertainment system on all domestic flights.

The system offers over 160 movies including 50 new release, 300 television programs, over 700 music selections, and 20 games. On flights with Live TV, available on a limited number of planes and routes, options include sports ranging from the US Open to Formula One racing to NFL football. The live television option also includes BBC World, CNBC, and CNN.

American Spotlight is available to all passengers including those in coach without any charge.

On flights offering Wireless Entertainment, the airline is making what it termed premium content available at no charge to any passenger with the American Airlines mobile device app.

In 1961, TWA, whose assets were acquired in bankruptcy by American in 2001, became the first airline to offer any in-flight entertainment, screening “By Love Possessed” starring Lana Turner in the first-class cabin.

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