American Airlines customers can now have convenient
access to a personal universe of movies, music and TV shows at 35,000 feet.
Beginning today, customers traveling in premium class
cabins will see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device onboard select flights.
American is the first domestic airline to offer a branded
tablet onboard its aircraft, giving premium customers access to a library of
entertainment options inflight. The customized tablets feature a 10.1-inch
screen and ideal for inflight entertainment.
It will replace the current personal entertainment
devices in American’s First and Business Class cabins on transcontinental
flights between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, Miami
and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles served with 767-200 and 767-300
aircraft; international flights to and from Europe and South America served
with 767-300 aircraft; and transcontinental flights between Boston and Los
Angeles served with 757 aircraft.
“We continue to move forward with our efforts to
modernize the travel experience by using the innovative Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
to provide inflight entertainment onboard,” said Rob Friedman, American’s Vice President,
During the initial rollout, customers can choose from
over 70 movies, including 30 new releases, with three titles exclusive to
American from Paramount, as well as a variety of television programs and audio
selections all carefully chosen to cater to the diverse tastes of American’s
premium cabin customers.
The tablets also feature touchscreen specifically
designed for American that allows customers to interact with the devices in a
user-friendly way. Customers can move through a custom-built experience that
includes a clean and intuitive design, providing customers quick and easy
access to their favorite programs throughout the flight.
Additional tablet functionality and content will be
rolled out over time, beginning in first quarter 2012, and will include Wi-Fi
capability on equipped aircraft, games, eReader publications, and more.
“The addition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to
American’s inflight amenities illustrates the Tab’s universal appeal to a variety
of customers,” said Tim Wagner, Samsung Mobile Vice President and General
Manager of Enterprise Sales.
By Telecomlead.com Team