American Airlines offers free in-flight shopping

American Airlines offers free in-flight shopping

Forget Black Friday or Cyber Monday, American Airlines customers will get a head start on holiday shopping with complimentary 30 minute shopping sessions at 35,000 feet.

Running through January 2nd, 2012, customers travelling on American’s Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft can enjoy 30 minutes of free access to special discounts and in-air exclusives at top retailers with the Gogo Fly & Buy Holiday Store.

“With the Gogo Fly & Buy Holiday Store, American Airlines customers can skip the Black Friday lines and do their holiday shopping on their flight home this Thanksgiving weekend,” said Rob Friedman, American’s vice president – marketing.

“Keeping our customers connected is a key focus for American and teaming up with Gogo to offer free access to in-flight online shopping is just one of the ways we are working to make travel this holiday season a little more fun.”

Customers flying on American this season can also enjoy holiday Wi-Fi passes.

Purchase a two-pass holiday pack for $14.95 and use the passes any two days until January 3rd, or buy a three-pass holiday pack for $19.95 and use the passes on any three days through the same promotion period.

To check for Wi-Fi access onboard American, customers can visit within 24 hours of departure.

Once on the site, simply enter the flight number or select the departure airport from a drop down menu to find out if the flight is scheduled to be Wi-Fi-equipped.

Customers can also look for the Wi-Fi symbol on their AA.com, mobile or airport-issued boarding pass to find out if the scheduled aircraft is Wi-Fi-equipped.

Wi-Fi is now available to customers flying within the continental United States on 260 aircraft – on all of American’s Boeing 767-200 and select MD80 and 737 aircraft.

In August 2008, American became the first U.S. airline to launch in-flight Internet service.

Since then, customers travelling onboard American have enjoyed onboard Wi-Fi service while flying throughout the United States. For more information on American’s in-flight Internet offering, please visit the website.

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