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American Airlines to Offer In-Flight Streaming to Your Device

Indulging in in-flight entertainment on American Airlines is going to get much easier—you'll never have to stare at a stupid little screen on the the back of the head rest of the passenger in front of you ever again.

American Airlines is testing a new service, in partnership with Aircell, that will allow you to stream content from its in-flight library to your Wi-Fi enabled device. The airline wants to start consumer testing in the summer and plans for it to launch in the fall. [American Airlines via ZDNet]


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Now I have not checked, but does WiFi work with the phone in airplane mode?

If you will not let the odd passenger use a cell how are they expecting 100+ to be using WiFi not to be an issue?