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American Airlines adds TikTok to inflight entertainment

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American Airlines has added TikTok to its roster of free inflight offerings.

Passengers on American's Viasat-equipped narrowbody aircraft can now get 30-minutes of free access to TikTok, without having to purchase Wi-Fi.

“Faster Wi-Fi allows us to deliver diverse inflight entertainment options and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like TikTok,” said Clarissa Sebastian, American’s Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. “Customers play the lead role in helping us better understand what content they want during their inflight experience and TikTok is one of the platforms they love on the ground, and we’re thrilled to work with Viasat to give customers free access to TikTok while they’re in the air as well.”

Passengers will need to enable airplane mode and connect to the “AA-Inflight” signal. Once connected, they will be redirected to aainflight.com, the Wi-Fi portal where they can click on the TikTok ad for free access to the platform.

If you are not a TikTok user, you can connect to aainflight.com while inflight and download the app without having to pay for Wi-Fi.

Once logged in to TikTok, customers can search for popular video creators, their favorite topics and hashtags.

Trials like this one and others that customers traveling on Viasat-equipped narrowbody flights have free access to, like Facebook Messenger and Messenger Kids, help American evaluate what customers want to interact with as part of their IFE experience.

All inflight entertainment onboard American flights is free, including a library of more than 600 movies and TV shows and a collection of educational tools on American’s new Lifestyle inflight entertainment channel, featuring exclusive partners Rosetta Stone and Skillshare.

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Rosetta Stone? Isn’t that a language study app? So people will be chatting away with poor accents all over the plane? Sorry, I will fly another brand.

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TikTok? Somebody please shoot me now.

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Can barely load a website on airline wifi, but it's okay since I can watch tiktok

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And then America-China friendship began!

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