American Airlines doubles down on Apple partnership with latest inflight offering

Feb 1, 2021

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The next time you fly with American Airlines, you’ll have a new inflight entertainment option.

On Monday, the Fort Worth-based carrier announced that it is expanding its Apple partnership to offer travelers a library of curated books — and some are even free.

Flyers now have access to a curated selection of books from Oprah’s Book Club on Apple Books. You can preview the full collection of titles available by checking out this Apple Books library.

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Additionally, the carrier is offering a limited-time promotion for its AAdvantage members. Before flying on American, frequent flyers can now download a pre-selected book to their devices free of charge.

In honor of Black History Month which began on Feb. 1, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates is the first free title offered through this program. Expect a rotating selection during this limited-time promotion.

Apple Books is just the latest way that flyers can access Apple’s robust content library during an American Airlines flight.

In August 2020, the carrier teamed up with the tech behemoth to offer travelers free access to Apple TV+ shows during flight. Though most domestic AA planes don’t feature seat-back entertainment, the AA-Inflight Wi-Fi portal is loaded with all the latest entertainment options.

More: American Airlines launching improved Wi-Fi subscription plan

Additionally, all travelers can stream Apple Music for free in flight. This includes the full 70 million and counting songs, curated playlists and more. Note that you’ll need to be on a ViaSat-equipped jet to access Apple Music.

With its latest collaboration, American is strengthening its partnership with Apple. Going forward, flyers will have access to books, TV shows and music through Apple, in addition to AA’s other non-branded entertainment options.

Just be sure to fly with a compatible device, like your phone, tablet or laptop, since most domestic jets no longer have seat-back screens.

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