American Airlines adds streaming video to flights this summer

Remember when business flying meant catching up on your reading? Assuming you could keep your seatmate out of your ears, anyway.

Well, American Airlines is about to make that work focus fade a bit as it launched streaming video capabilities on some of its flights this summer, in yet another assault on travelers' wallets.

The airline this week said it would continue to equip more of its fleets with WiFi, but at the same time begin to test an Aircell-backed in-flight streaming service that would allow customers to watch content on their own WiFi equipped devices.

The cost of the service hasn't yet been set, but you can bet it will at least be equal to the ridiculously high session charges Aircell currently gets for its service on airline flights.

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