Customers Can Now Find Wi-Fi Equipped Flights On the Go
Airlines today launched its latest customer convenience tool, the mobile Wi-Fi
Widget, which allows customers to easily identify Wi-Fi equipped aircraft while
on the go.
available for use on any Internet-equipped mobile device, the Wi-Fi Widget
enables customers to easily identify Wi-Fi equipped flights within 24 hours of
departure. Launched on AA.com in November 2009, the widget provides customers
the ability to check if their flights are scheduled with a Wi-Fi equipped
know our customers are mobile by definition, and having information they want
and need on the go can simplify and enhance the travel experience for
them,” said Rob Friedman, Vice President – Marketing. “The Wi-Fi
Widget has been a customer favorite since it launched on AA.com, and now we’re
excited to see this functionality more accessible to our customers wherever
they are in their travel experience.”
To check for
Wi-Fi access on your next flight, simply visit aa.com/wifiwidget
on your mobile device within 24 hours of departure. Once on the site, enter
your flight number or select your departure airport from a drop down menu to
find out in seconds if your flight is scheduled to be Wi-Fi equipped.
board a Wi-Fi equipped flight, customers can make hotel or car reservations,
check their AAdvantage® accounts, book additional flights and more – with
complimentary inflight access to AA.com®. Customers can also enjoy full access
to the Web, VPN, social networking sites and e-mail access for as little as
$4.95 per Gogo® Inflight Internet session.
Wi-Fi is now available on
American flights within the continental United States on all Boeing 767-200
aircraft and select MD80 and 737 aircraft. In August 2008, American became the
first U.S. airline to launch the Gogo service. Since then, thousands of
customers traveling on American aircraft have enjoyed onboard Wi-Fi service
while flying throughout the United States. For more information on American’s
Inflight Internet offering please visit www.aa.com/wifi.