In a bid to save costs, American Airlines are to fly its new planes without seat-back video screens.
The new fleet of Boeing 737 Max aircraft will come with no seat back tv’s which the airline attributes due to most passengers using their own mobile phone, tablet or laptops on flights.
American Airlines, per a report on News.com.au said its improved in-flight internet services has increased customers’ in-flight entertainment, adding that almost 90% of its customers already bring a device or screen with them while they travel.
The Boeing flights will only operate on some of the carriers domestic services and American is reported as advising that customers will be able to view the airline’s on-board library and live television on their personal devices free of charge, but in-flight satellite connections to get internet access or text messages will be charged accordingly.
American Airlines’ international services, operated on Airbus jets, are expected to continue to contain seat-back TV screens.