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Keep using your iPad! American updates personal electronics policy

Last week the FAA relaxed the rules governing the use of personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing. The change wasn’t immediate, each airline had to first submit an implementation plan to the FAA for review and approval. American’s plan was approved yesterday so now you can keep working, watching movies, listening to music, or…

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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 offering Holiday Sale on Inflight Wi-Fi

If you’re traveling during the holidays here’s a way to save a little money:  American is offering discounted prepaid Gogo Wi-Fi Day Passes: For the Thanksgiving holiday, we are pleased to bring you two special offers to make your holiday travel more enjoyable and to stay connected. A Day Pass is usually $14.95 and allows…

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American Airlines: Now you can tag your own bag in Orlando

Orlando International Airport becomes the second American Airlines location to offer customers the option to tag their own bags. Boston and Austin were test cities for self-tagging, and for a while AAdvantage members with Elite status in Boston were being offered bonus miles as an inducement to give it a try. During several months of…

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New video from American: How to use Apple’s iOS6 Passbook on your iPhone

Apple’s new Passbook is an iOS 6 app that lets you save all kinds of things like loyalty cards, movie tickets, gift cards, and boarding passes to your iPhone or iPad.   American was one of the first airlines to support this new feature. I’ve used it a few times and it works really well, though…

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