August 13 2021  |  Inflight Entertainment

​American Airlines adds TikTok to IFE offering

By Rick Lundstrom

American Airlines last week added TikTok to its roster of free inflight offerings on Viasat-equipped narrow body aircraft.

Passengers can get 30-minutes of free access to TikTok, an entertainment platform powered by a global community of creative people. The promotional offering began August 2.

“Faster Wi-Fi allows us to deliver diverse in flight entertainment options and invest in innovative partnerships with platforms like TikTok,” said Clarissa Sebastian, American’s Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products, in a recent release. “Customers play the lead role in helping us better understand what content they want during their in flight experience and TikTok is one of the platforms they love on the ground, and we’re thrilled to work with Viasat to give customers free access to TikTok while they’re in the air as well.”

TikTok is short-form videos like dance challenges and lip-sync videos. But the platform has offerings for all ages and many interests.

Passengers enable airplane mode and connect to the “AA-Inflight” signal. Once connected, they are redirected to aainflight.com, the Wi-Fi portal. They then click on the TikTok ad for free access to the platform. Pro tip: If you are not a TikTok user, you can connect to aainflight.com while inflight and download the app without having to pay for Wi-Fi.

Once logged in to TikTok, users can search for popular video creators, their favorite topics or even hashtags like #travel, #traveltips, or #traveltheworld to view related video content for travel and adventure enthusiasts.

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