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American chases Delta Air with seat-back video, power outlets

Carrier is spending US$2b to update amenities; it will soon have the youngest fleet among US-based network airlines
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 05:50
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By the end of this year, American will have received about 100 new aircraft while retiring older planes. It will add 112 new planes next year, 84 in 2016 and about 300 more through 2022.

Dallas

AMERICAN Airlines Group will spend US$2 billion on new aircraft seats, in-flight entertainment and onboard power outlets as it chases its rivals led by Delta Air Lines Inc in updating amenities for passengers.

The plan announced on Saturday marks a shift by the carrier to