Learn a New Skill on Your Next Flight Thanks to American Airlines’ New In-Flight Classes

published Jun 3, 2021
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If you’re more than ready to embark on some exciting travel plans in the coming months, you might be thinking about things you haven’t done in quite a while, like settling into your seat on the plane and preparing to spend some time up in the skies. If the idea of watching movies or TV on a tiny screen or trying to focus on music, podcasts, or a book feels a bit boring, American Airlines is now offering up an expansive collection of more than 150 free creative, productivity, and language classes passengers can access in-flight, which means you can learn a new skill while you’re buckled in at 35,000 feet in the air.

Available now on all American Airlines flights, passengers can access American’s new Lifestyle inflight entertainment channel, an exclusive partnership with Rosetta Stone and Skillshare that brings virtual/remote learning to the skies. From learning Italian, German, Japanese, and Chinese through Rosetta Stone (so you can nail the basics by the time you reach your destination) or take a slew of digital classes about writing, illustration, design, photography, and creativity through Skillshare, you can try your hand at all kinds of engaging offerings all from the comfort of your seat — all included with the cost of your ticket.

According to a press release announcing the news, Rosetta Stone will be expanding the language offerings soon for those who might already be well-versed in the four languages currently on deck. Sample Skillshare classes include Sketchbook Illustration: Draw a Personal, Colorful Travel Map; Creative Writing Bootcamp: Start a Brand-New Story; Everyday Flowers: Simple, Stunning Arrangements for Any Occasion; Plants at Home: Uplift Your Spirit & Your Space; and Travel Photography: Seeing, Shooting, and Editing.

Don’t worry: American flights will continue to include up to 600 movies and TV shows for those who just want to zone out while on board. But for those who want to take those quarantine projects to the next level, there’s no shortage of cool new things to try out mid-flight.