Samsung Telecommunications America said Monday that American Airlines is acquiring 6,000 Samsung tablets to first and business class passengers on some transcontinental and international flights.

Samsung said the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets “will replace the airline’s current personal entertainment device in American’s premium cabins on transcontinental flights between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles served with 767-200 and 767-300 aircraft; international flights to and from Europe and South America served with 767-300 aircraft; and transcontinental flights departing from Boston to Los Angeles served with 757 aircraft.”

“Through our agreement with Samsung, American is the first North American airline to offer a branded tablet onboard its aircraft,”

“We are working hard to revitalize our fleet and invest wisely in new products and services to modernize and enhance the travel experience,” American’s chief commercial officer Virasb Vahidi said in Samsung’s announcement.

“Working with Samsung to outfit our premium cabins with the innovative Galaxy Tab will give our premium customers a modern and innovative in-flight entertainment experience,” Vahidi said.

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