American Airlines assesses in-flight-connectivity experience with Viasat, Gogo, Panasonic Avionics

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The sooner American Airlines moves its fleet from slow air-to-ground connectivity to the faster satellite-delivered service, the sooner its current satellite customers will get high-quality free in-flight Wi-Fi.

That is the message that American Airlines delivered here in explaining the compromises that result from having multiple grades of in-flight connectivity: The airline wants to offer everyone the same level of connectivity, which is set by the slowest service.

American Airlines has perhaps the best view of any major carrier . . .

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