American Airlines Customers Enjoy Free Inflight Shopping Sessions
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Beginning Nov. 23 and running through Jan. 2, 2012, customers traveling 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 inflight 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 Jan. 3, 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 www.aa.com/wifiwidget 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 inflight Internet service. Since then, customers traveling onboard American 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.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).
By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using Gogo's exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines flights, on all domestic mainline Delta flights and on select Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 350+ employees in Itasca, IL and Broomfield, CO are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.
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SOURCE American Airlines