American Airlines offers satellite WiFi to its whole mainline fleet

In case you’re depending on American Airlines for a summer trip, there’s a decent shot you’ll have internet get to almost the entire way. The company has completed the process of sending satellite-based internet access to the fleet of 700-plus narrowbody aircraft that mainly handle its domestic routes.

Contingent upon where you’re going, you’ll have either Gogo 2Ku or ViaSat Ka associations giving speedier, more predictable WiFi than the ground arrangements of old. American sent satellite broadband to its widebody aircraft roughly a year earlier.

The carrier likewise plans to install power outlets in each seat for its mainline and two-class local armadas, and hopes to take off tablet holders to most narrowbody aircraft.

You’ll more often than not need to pay to go online mid-flight. While American offers free Apple Music streaming, others have been putting forth free informing. Delta has even started testing free WiFi. Still, this beats having to either struggle with mid-air WiFi or wait until landing to reconnect with the outside world.