Saturday, December 17, 2011

American to Feature Branded Tablets

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Dec 17, 2011

American Airlines is launching this week, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device onboard select flights in First and Business Class.

American is the first U.S. domestic airline to offer a branded tablet onboard its aircraft, giving First and Business customers access to a library of entertainment options in-flight. The customised tablets, which feature a 10.1-inch screen, replace the current personal entertainment devices in American’s First and Business Class cabins on select flights operated by B767-200, B767-300 and domestic B757 aircraft which connect beyond American’s daily nonstop New Delhi-Chicago flight.

“We continue to move forward with our efforts to modernise the travel experience by using the innovative Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to provide in-flight entertainment onboard,” said Rob Friedman, American’s Vice President – Marketing.

During the initial rollout, customers can choose from over 70 films, including 30 new releases, with three titles exclusive to American from Paramount, as well as a variety of television programmes and audio selections.

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.

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