American Airlines Wants You to Feel Calmer With Onboard Meditation

Sep 25, 2018

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American Airlines wants its flyers to feel calmer.

But it’s not doing it by, say, making seats bigger. On Tuesday, the airline announced on Tuesday that it’s adding a new calming experience to its in-flight entertainment system. Beginning October 8, AA will begin to offer Calm content to its passengers on all domestic and international flights equipped with streaming entertainment or seatback screens. Calm is a software company based in San Francisco, which offers an app to help users with meditation and mindfulness.

What exactly can you expect? According to a press release, the Calm content will offer a different experience from the moment passengers step on the plane. Calm’s nature scenes can be seen playing on the seatback screens as passengers board the plane. In addition, the IFE system will feature an entire Calm channel, including sleep stories, travel meditations and breathing exercises, as well as additional nature scenes. The content was designed to offer both visual and audio methods to elicit calmness onboard flights.

AA’s move to add Calm to its in-flight entertainment system comes just a couple of weeks after Delta added LinkedIn Learning to its Delta Studio. That addition allows you to access learning courses in flight.

Featured image courtesy of American Airlines.

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