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American to add streaming video to in-flight entertainment

American Airlines is adding streaming video service to its in-flight entertainment system on over 200 aircraft. It will make several movies, including Captain America, available for free through June 30.
American Airlines is adding streaming video service to its in-flight entertainment system on over 200 aircraft. It will make several movies, including Captain America, available for free through June 30. AP

On your next American Airlines flight you might be able to watch Captain America on your own iPad or tablet.

On Wednesday, the Fort Worth-based carrier announced it will introduce a streaming video service as part of the in-flight entertainment system on over 200 of its Airbus aircraft.

“With the expansion of our digital entertainment, customers traveling on the majority of our mainline aircraft will know they have inflight entertainment available through their personal device or on the seatback in front of them,” said Fernand Fernandez, American's vice president of global marketing.

American said the new service is part of its $2 billion in customer improvement investments that the airline is making this year. The company already has 500 aircraft with seat-back video and streaming service.

The airline said customers will be able to watch several movies for free through June 30, including Captain America, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Into the Woods and Maleficent.

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