American Airlines has introduced a new Wi-Fi subscription plan, agnostic of service provider.
The new plan replaces the Gogo monthly subscription, previously only valid on Gogo- and Viasat-equipped aircraft. As of 10 November, passengers can purchase a subscription that’s valid on all three Wi-Fi providers: Gogo, Panasonic and Viasat.
Customers with a monthly Gogo subscription will receive notice from 16 November with instructions on how to move their current subscription plan to the American Airlines Wi-Fi Subscription Plan.
To purchase or move to the American Airlines Wi-Fi Subscription Plan, customers need to be an AAdvantage member and have an email and primary credit card with a US billing address saved in their AAdvantage account.
American recently began the rollout of aainflight.com, a new in-flight Wi-Fi portal that provides a unified entertainment and connectivity experience. The portal enables customers to use their AAdvantage credentials and stored credit card information to purchase flight passes for internet access on aircraft equipped with Gogo and Viasat internet services. If customers don’t have an AAdvantage account and prefer not to sign up for one, they can continue to purchase individual flight passes as a guest.
The airline has also launched its annual holiday channel featuring holiday classics including A Christmas Story, Home Alone and Elf. All in-flight entertainment on board American flights is free and can be streamed to a passengers’ own electronic device.
Apple Music with its curated playlists like Holiday Hits, R&B for the Holidays, and Children’s Christmas, can also be accessed for free in flight on Via-Sat equipped flights.