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American Chases Delta to Provide Cushy Seats, Onboard TV

American Airlines Group Inc. will spend $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 today marks a shift by the carrier to add a focus on changes that passengers will notice most. It’s also completing the basic work of meshing flight and airport operations with merger partner US Airways that has been under way during the first year of their combination.