MIAMI — American Airlines is matching several of its major competitors in the United States, including Delta and JetBlue, with the introduction of free multimedia content in its Main Cabin product on all domestic flights. The content will vary between setback in-flight entertainment and that delivered by Wi-Fi.

“American is further investing in and personalizing how our customers travel by giving them the most in-flight entertainment options onboard our aircraft,” said Fernand Fernandez, American’s vice president – Global Marketing.

This option will vary by aircraft type as the carrier is currently standardizing its narrowbody fleet, comprised by the Airbus A320 family aircraft and the Boeing 737-800. According to the airline, nearly 300 aircraft already have seatback entertainment, with more being added every month.

Seat-back in-flight entertainment at American Airlines. (Credits: American Airlines)
Seat-back in-flight entertainment at American Airlines. (Credits: American Airlines)

Last February, the airline announced the return of complimentary snacks, as well as complimentary meal service in the Main Cabin on all flights between Hawaii and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Also later this year, American’s new International Premium Economy product will debut on November 4, with maiden services from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Madrid and São Paulo in the carrier’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. AA will be the first U.S. carrier to launch an International Premium Economy class, matching its oneworld partners British Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas.