Articles tagged “in-flight entertainment”

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

United Makes Live TV and Movies Free on Some Flights

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The change is a smart way to improve the airline's customer service, which has taken a few hits over the past couple years. Plus, it's just in time for the Super Bowl.

8 months ago

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

This would be a sneaky move by Google, but makes sense given the company's recent focus on improved travel tools for consumers. The more closely the online giant's products are integrated into the travel experience, the more traction it can gain in the travel space outside online booking. We've already seen them experiment, for instance, with Google Fi kiosks in U.S. airports.

1 year ago

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Brian Sumers, Skift

Something seems off about this. Yes, Gogo CEO Michael Small probably had to go. But shouldn't the company have chosen a new CEO with a background in telecommunications?

2 years ago

Smartphones and Tablets Have Endangered the In-Flight Movie Screen

Smartphones and Tablets Have Endangered the In-Flight Movie Screen

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines will eventually eliminate dedicated screens for in-flight entertainment. It's just a matter of when.

3 years ago

Domestic In-Flight Entertainment Is Now Free on American, Delta and United

Domestic In-Flight Entertainment Is Now Free on American, Delta and United

Grant Martin, Skift

With American Airlines capitulating, in-flight entertainment on all three legacy carriers is now completely free. The next phase of competition will likely revolve around the quality of that content with each airline trying to out-do the other.

3 years ago

Passengers Can Soon Download In-Flight Entertainment Before They Fly

Passengers Can Soon Download In-Flight Entertainment Before They Fly

Dan Peltier, Skift

This is a smart complement to existing in-flight streaming options some airlines give travelers so that in-flight Wi-Fi networks' bandwidths are slightly relieved.

4 years ago

JetBlue’s Amazon Theater and the Benefits of Having Your Own Terminal

JetBlue’s Amazon Theater and the Benefits of Having Your Own Terminal

Dan Peltier, Skift

JFK's terminal 5 shouldn't be an exception to other terminals across the U.S. and JetBlue's able to do a lot of surprise and delight with its own space as it continues bridging the gap between the pre- and in-flight experience.

4 years ago

Skift Podcast: The Changing Landscape of Travel Video

Skift Podcast: The Changing Landscape of Travel Video

Jason Clampet, Skift

The traditional travel video programming isn't dead, but how, when, and where we see it has radically changed.

4 years ago

Skift Business Traveler: Virgin America Ups the In-Flight Entertainment Ante

Skift Business Traveler: Virgin America Ups the In-Flight Entertainment Ante

Grant Martin, Skift

Virgin America's IFE will be great, but its very limited route network means that it will be much more limited than its positive press will lead people to believe.

4 years ago

American Airlines’ In-Flight Indie Music Experiment Pays off in Social Media Love

American Airlines’ In-Flight Indie Music Experiment Pays off in Social Media Love

Marisa Garcia, Skift

If Indie be the mix of love, play on.

4 years ago

JetBlue to Keep In-Flight Wi-Fi Free, Thanks to Amazon Prime

JetBlue to Keep In-Flight Wi-Fi Free, Thanks to Amazon Prime

Marisa Garcia, Skift

With more airlines pushing the benefits of in-flight entertainment, we're reminded of something about bread and circus. JetBlue's investors will likely approve of this new partnership, which makes JetBlue happy too.

4 years ago

Are the Skies Ready for Fully Immersive 3-D Passenger Entertainment?

Are the Skies Ready for Fully Immersive 3-D Passenger Entertainment?

Marisa Garcia, Skift

No airline in its right mind would put these devices on the right heads. The passengers who most need to escape their surroundings aren’t flying in first class, and HMDs in Economy just won’t fly.

4 years ago