American Airlines began rolling out Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets to premium cabins today, giving premium passengers innumerable ways to pass time on long flights. The initial rollout sounds quite impressive, covering select transcontinental and other domestic flights, and offering 70 movies on top of the Tab's numerous other entertainment options.


In addition to the rich entertainment experience provided by the Tab, First and Business Class customers will have access to Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, which should drown out any distractions for a slightly more pleasant flight.

Overall the addition of the Tab to American's flights sounds great, but Rob Friedman, American's Vice President of Marketing, made sure to note that this is only one of many enhancements offered by American Airlines in a continuing effort to "modernize the travel experience," adding "today’s news is the latest in a series of investments we’ve made in our focus on product and service enhancements for our premium customers, and we know they will be delighted with the contemporary entertainment experience of the tablet."

The initial rollout adds Tabs to First and Business Class cabins on transcontinental flights from JFK to Los Angeles, JFK to San Francisco, Miami and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles, with more flights to be added to the list in the future.

For more information, you can check out American Airlines' original news release here.

Via Daily Markets

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  • Vishal

    Wait... what happened to not operating portable electronics in the plane?

    • Steven

      Only on take-off/landing.

    • David Nilsson

      Some airlines even started offering Wi-Fi on their planes now.

  • trjcasper

    I love how the dude in the picture is holding his wine over the leg of the sleeping window seat passenger. Trying to make the space look bigger so you don't notice the tablet takes us all his own space with no room for a drink?

    • sonnyjjchiba

      I think that it's her wine; she'd already drunk too much and zonked out, and he's thinking, "Sweet, free wine! Hey, isn't wine free for us premium customers anyway? Aw, screw it, I'm not pausing this movie and taking off my headphones and talking to some broad to get wine for myself, I'll just take it from Ms. Drunky-pants here."