American Airlines introduces DVD on international business class flights

American Airlines today announced it will offer international customers the latest and most advanced personal DVD player available for in-flight entertainment beginning July 1. The Panasonic LV75 Portable DVD Player will be available to first class and business class passengers traveling on Boeing 767 and MD-11 aircraft. The state-of-the-art, super-thin DVD player features a
large 7-inch diagonal widescreen LCD monitor and home-theater sound quality. The sound is further enhanced with the acclaimed Bose® Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headset.

“American was the first airline to introduce personal DVD players on regularly scheduled flights and we’re very pleased to again lead the industry in providing our international premium passengers with the most sophisticated DVD technology available,” said Mike Gunn, American’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Planning. “We’re committed to offering the best in-flight products and service, and continually look for ways in which to enhance our customers” in-flight experience.’

American has long been a leader in in-flight entertainment systems. In 1991, the airline first introduced in-seat 8mm personal video players in first class, and in 1996 provided hand-held Sony Walkman video players in business class. In November 1999, American was the first airline in the world to offer the Bose® Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headset to international passengers. The Bose® award-winning technology provides high-quality audio reproduction, as well as a dramatic reduction in cabin noise.

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