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How to use your own headphones on American’s new 777-300ER

Passengers traveling in First and Business Class on American’s new 777-300ER are provided with Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones to use during the flight. Even though the QC15s get great reviews from even the toughest of critics, some people may prefer to use their own headphones. Maybe it’s because their own headphones are…

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American’s new 777-300ER: Connecting your iPad, iPod, iPhone or Laptop to the Entertainment System

American installed a version of Panasonic’s eX2 system on their new Boeing 777-300ER.  It supports up to 350 audio selections, 120 movies and 150 TV programs, as well as games, apps, maps, and communication and messaging features. It also offers at least one USB port and AC power outlet at every seat. And if you’re traveling…

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American rolls out on-demand entertainment for iPad and Android

Since last August, American has offered passengers on their trans-continental 767-200 flights, wirelessly streamed, on-demand entertainment to their laptops. American uses an onboard server to deliver the video, and travelers are able to “rent” TV programs and movies for $.99 to $3.99 (sort of like Netflix). Here’s a video demo: Up till now, iOS and…

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Gogo Vison Brings Entertainment On Demand to American Airlines 767-200 Fleet

Earlier this year American Airlines announced that they and Gogo Inflight Internet would test streaming video to passengers’ wireless devices on some of their 767-200 transcontinental flights.  I guess they must have been pleased with the results, because today they announced that this service, Gogo Vision, is available on all their 767-200 flights: American Airlines…

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Before iPhones and checked luggage fees, American Airlines had actual ticket offices in Dallas and Fort Worth

Back in the days before we printed  tickets with our inkjet printers or could have a QR Code boarding pass sent to our iPhones, American Airlines had actual ticket offices all over the world. Starting in the late 80’s, when I was a young adult, I’d grab system timetables every time I flew or went…

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American Airlines introduces new Wifi Widget for iPhone and other mobile platforms

Via the Skytalk blog over at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, American just announced a new mobile site version of the Wifi Widget.  Here’s a screenshot of the new site. You can access the site by pointing your mobile browser to m.aawifiwidget.com or by clicking here. Speaking of iPhone Apps, here’s a nifty little iPhone game…

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New York Times artist Christoph Niemann illustrates his flight from New York to Berlin

I did this flight myself back in May.  Because of the volcanic eruption in Iceland, the plane had to fly a far north route over Greenland, adding almost three hours to the trip.  It was a very long flight. Take a look at Christoph Niemann’s flight diary.  I can relate to many of his observations,…

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