American Airlines announced in a statement sent to employees on Tuesday, that their new fleet of Boeing 737Max air crafts will not have the seat-back entertainment screens.
According to te airline representatives who wrote the statement, more than 90 percent of the airline’s passengers already bring a device or screen with them when they fly. Those phones and tablets are continually upgraded, they’re easy to use, and most importantly, they are the technology that our customers have chosen.
So without screens, what will passengers do? They can watch everything on their phone, tablet, or laptop instead, without having to purchase in-flight Wi-Fi.
American Airlines has plans to complete the installation of their speedier satellite-based Wi-Fi aboard half of its narrow-body jets by 2018, and on its entire fleet by the end of 2019.
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