Sweet! This Airline Adding Free Live Streaming TV On Your Flight


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There is nothing worse then taking a long flight with an airline/plane that has limited to no entrainment opportunities. Currently, the “only U.S. airline to offer live TV on international flights” is American Airlines. Yesterday, American Airlines announced that they have “activated free live TV on its first 100 domestic aircraft.”

Sweet! This Airline Adding Free Live Streaming TV On Your Flight

Via American Airlines Newsroom:

FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines has activated free live TV on its first 100 domestic aircraft, with plans to extend live TV and high-speed internet across its long-term mainline narrowbody fleet of more than 700 aircraft during 2019. American is already the only U.S. airline to offer live TV on international flights.

What you can watch

Twelve live TV channels powered by DISH on domestic flights:

  • Bravo
  • CBS
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • ESPN
  • FOX
  • NBC
  • NFL Network
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • USA

All channels stream directly to customers’ laptops, phones or tablets free of charge. Live TV is easy to use and available from gate to gate – customers can choose it from American’s lineup of free entertainment that includes hundreds of movies and on-demand television shows.

Where you’ll find it today

Free live TV is now available on more than 100 aircraft equipped with Gogo 2Ku high-speed Wi-Fi including all 48 Airbus A320s, which are receiving in-seat power during 2019. It is also available on more than 60 A319s, which have power outlets in every row.

American’s entire long-haul international fleet features the best of sports and news with five channels including CNNi, BBC and Sport24.

Bottom Line

It is always great when airlines make improvements especially if others decide to follow along. It makes travel better for everyone!

HT:American Airlines Newsroom:

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