Air travel is rarely fun, especially when you’re in the back of the plane. But, in exchange for the cramped seats, airlines are trying to make passing the time a little easier…and that means in-flight entertainment.
United Airlines has a new plan for passengers with Apple devices. Those with iPads and iPhones will be able to watch on-demand programs directly on their devices, using a specific United Airlines app.
They’re expecting to have as many as 150 movies and 200 TV shows…and it’s free.
Southwest partnered with Dish to let passengers watch live and on-demand programming on any Wi-Fi-enabled device. They’ve announced that these programs will be available for free at least through the end of 2014.
Here’s a sleeper hit: Air Canada has some great, free in-flight programming and, when they start flying Boeing 787s this year, they’re going to have even better options.
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