Apple has announced that as of Friday, February 1, Apple Music subscribers traveling on any American Airlines flight in the United States will be able to stream music on their iPhone, iPad or Mac without having to pay for in-flight Wi-Fi.
The service will be available on all of American Airline’s 570 Wi-Fi fitted aircraft, with the full AA fleet expected to have Wi-Fi equipment installed by mid-2019. The partnership is the first time Apple has worked with an airline to offer Apple Music subscribers access to the online music library without paying an additional in-flight access fee.
“For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music. “With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favorite songs and artists in the air, and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.”