Usually when we’re in a plane, we lose all reception on our phones. However, depending on the flight and the airline company, sometimes there is the option to purchase onboard WiFi, usually at exorbitant prices. However, if you’re the type that must absolutely stay connected, you might be interested to learn that American Airlines has rolled out satellite-based broadband WiFi across its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of planes.

This will cover about 700 aircrafts that the company typically uses to fly its domestic routes. It also means that passengers on board these flights will have access to 12 free channels of live TV that they’ll be able to stream during the duration of the flight onto their devices, so you’ll have something else other than inflight entertainment to keep you busy.

According to Kurt Stache, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Loyalty and Sales for American, “Elevating the travel experience is one of our top goals at American and we’ve been working hard to provide our customers with the same level of entertainment and connectivity options they enjoy in their own living rooms. In less than two years, we completed broadband internet installation on our entire mainline fleet and we will continue setting new standards in the industry to show our customers we value the time they spend with us.”

That being said, this doesn’t mean that the service will be free. Customers will still need to pay to access the service, but it will now be more widely available compared to the past.

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