Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be used for in-flight entertainment on American Airlines flights

Samsung is going up with the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Shortly after its exclusive Best Buy Union Square launch, Samsung has sealed a deal with American Airlines to use the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for in-flight entertainment for their premium class customers. American Airlines will deploy more that 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets onboard a number of select flights starting later this year. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be replacing the current personal entertainment device in the premium cabins on certain aircrafts on flights between:

  • New York’s JFK and Los Angeles
  • JFK and San Francisco
  • Miami and Los Angeles
  • Boston and Los Angeles
  • International flights between Europe and South America
  • “Through our agreement with Samsung, American is the first North American airline to offer a branded tablet onboard its aircraft,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s Chief Commercial Officer. “We are working hard to revitalize our fleet and invest wisely in new products and services to modernize and enhance the travel experience. Working with Samsung to outfit our premium cabins with the innovative Galaxy Tab will give our premium customers a modern and innovative in-flight entertainment experience.”

    This is great for all those people who have the money to spend on the super expensive plane tickets. For the rest of us, we’ll just use the boring old in-flight entertainment system, or simply use the tablets we already own.

    Source: BusinessWire