TikTokkers rejoice. American Airlines wants you to enjoy your favorite app at 30,000 feet. The airline announced Tuesday that TikTok is now a part of its free inflight entertainment.
Passengers now get 30 minutes of free TikTok access on all American Airlines single-aisle planes equipped with Viasat WiFi. While the airline’s library of movies, shows, and online learning classes are also free, browsing the internet will cost you (starting at $10 per session or $49.95 for a monthly subscription.)
Over the past few years, American Airlines has upgraded the majority of its aircraft with high-speed satellite WiFi.
Once in airplane mode and connected to the plane’s WiFi network, passengers will be redirected to the American Airlines online portal. From there, they can click on the TikTok ad that pops up and begin to bask in the warm glow of Vitamin T.
TikTok, owned by Beijing company ByteDance, has an estimated 732 million monthly active users.
American Airlines pointed out in a press release that TikTok isn’t just for Gen Z. Yes, there are a lot of dance challenges, but travelers of all generations can explore the app using hashtags like #travel, #traveltips, and #traveltheworld.
Welcome aboard, TikTokkers. Just please don’t block the food cart.