American Airlines flyers now get 30 minutes of inflight access to TikTok

Aug 2, 2021

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Update 8/2/21: American Airlines has clarified that TikTok access is limited to just 30 minutes, and is only available on aircraft that offer ViaSat Wi-Fi. Additionally, the airline has removed its previous Apple Books offering. This post has been updated to reflect those adjustments.


Have you been struggling to find time to check “Get hooked on TikTok” off the to-do list? American Airlines has a brand-new partnership promo just for you!

As of today, Aug. 2, you can use AA’s inflight ViaSat connectivity to watch 30 minutes of dance, fitness, skincare and home-improvement videos on TikTok — and, of course, endless content from the social wizards at TPG — completely free of charge.

You’ll almost forget that your plane doesn’t have a seat-back screen loaded with hours of on-demand movies and TV shows.

While American is doubling down on streaming entertainment, United recently committed to adding seat-back screens across its fleet. (Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

The new TikTok offering joins a suite of other AA freebies, including Apple TV+ streaming content, Apple Music access, language guides from Rosetta Stone and more.

Related: Score free and discounted inflight Wi-Fi with these credit cards

Of course, you can also get access to the World Wide Web — the larger “internet” you and I love — after purchasing a flight pass or subscription. You just won’t have to do that the next time you want to spend the duration of your American flight browsing TikTok.

Featured photo by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy

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