FORT WORTH, Texas – Imagine learning a new language, sketching, or improving your interior design skills by the time you arrive at your destination. Starting June 1st, American Airlines will offer its customers more entertainment options to enhance their travel experience thanks to an exclusive partnership with Rosetta Stone and Skillshare. This makes American Airlines the first US airline to use online / distance learning from 35,000 feet.
Customers can choose from a collection of more than 150 creative, productivity or language courses and learn for free on America’s new lifestyle in-flight entertainment channel.
“The importance of personal enrichment has grown in the last year, but the different priorities also compete for our attention,” said Clarissa Sebastian, Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. “We’re excited to be working with Rosetta Stone and Skillshare to bring our customers new, interactive ways to spend their time with us.”
Learn the local language in less than 10 minutes
When flying with American, there is a lot to nibble on in addition to delicious pretzels and Biscoff ®️ biscuits. Rosetta Stone offers bite-sized content that instills customers’ confidence in speaking other languages, such as greeting them in Italian (ciao), ordering an iced coffee in Spanish (me gustaría un café frío), and even counting to 100 in French. Travelers can also learn German, Japanese, and Chinese through Rosetta Stone, one of the world’s most recognized and trusted language learning brands. More offers will be added in the coming months.
Productivity and creative skills for curious people
Skillshare is the world’s largest online creativity learning community. For anyone who has renewed interest in learning new skills over the past year, you are not alone. With more time at home in 2020, interest in online learning tripled. Customers traveling with American can bring a diary, sketchbook, or use the beverage napkins as they explore classes on writing, illustration, design, photography, and creativity, including:
- Sketchbook Illustration: Draw a personal, colorful travel map
- Creative Writing Bootcamp: Start a Brand New Story
- Everyday flowers: simple, breathtaking arrangements for every occasion
- Planting at Home: Save Your Mind and Space
- Travel Photography: Seeing, Photographing, and Editing
How to find Rosetta Stone and Skillshare in the sky
All in-flight entertainment on American flights is free, including the library with up to 600 films and TV shows. Customers can stream on their phone, tablet or laptop. Simply activate flight mode and connect to the “AA-Inflight” signal. From there, the conversation can be accessed through aainflight.com.
In addition to Rosetta Stone and Skillshare, the new lifestyle in-flight entertainment channel will include existing customer favorites such as Calm, Austin City Limits live music and concert performances.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone is committed to transforming people’s lives through the power of language education. The company’s innovative digital solutions promote positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and in the workplace around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone uses advanced digital technology to help all types of learners read, write and speak more than 30 languages, including several endangered languages. Rosetta Stone has been part of the IXL Learning family of brands since 2021.
Skillshare is the world’s largest online creativity learning community. With more than 13 million registered members and over 30,000 video-based courses in a variety of creative disciplines from graphic design to photography to painting and illustration to interior design – taught by industry experts such as Aaron Draplin, Kelis, Emily Henderson, Thomas Frank, and Jeff Staple —SkillShare’s mission is to bring creative life to everyone around the world. To learn more go to: https://www.skillshare.com/
About American Airlines Group
The purpose of American is to take care of the people in their life path. American Airlines Group Inc.’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s shares are included in the S&P 500. To learn more about what’s happening at American, visit news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.