Articles tagged “inflight entertainment”

In-Flight Entertainment Company Panasonic Will Pay $280 Million To Settle Corruption Claims

In-Flight Entertainment Company Panasonic Will Pay $280 Million To Settle Corruption Claims

Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg

Who knew airline in-flight entertainment was such a juicy business filled with no-show consulting contracts?

1 year ago

Do Seatback Screens on Planes Have a Future? — Airline Innovation Report

Do Seatback Screens on Planes Have a Future? — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Seatback entertainment screens are so 2002. Airlines should remove them and focus on what their highest-value travelers actually want — fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Passengers who care about quality entertainment can load up their own devices with stuff they actually want to watch. Or they can stream from a server on the plane.

2 years ago

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline in-flight entertainment systems never age well. They're expensive, and they're often heavy, so airlines burn more fuel having them on board. Why do they persist? Passengers — even those who bring their own devices — tend to like them. But can airlines keep installing these systems forever?

2 years ago

American Airlines Reveals Details of Expanded Free In-Flight Entertainment

American Airlines Reveals Details of Expanded Free In-Flight Entertainment

Grant Martin, Skift

If you're not streaming quality content to passengers, you might as well not have an IFE system.

3 years ago

Crystal Cabin Award Shortlist Reveals Top 7 Airline Trends

Crystal Cabin Award Shortlist Reveals Top 7 Airline Trends

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It’s no surprise that many of this year’s Crystal Cabin nominees focus on innovations which reduce weight and redistribute space, but innovations and improvements are always welcome onboard.

3 years ago

JetBlue Launches Amazon Streaming on All Planes Equipped With Fly-Fi

JetBlue Launches Amazon Streaming on All Planes Equipped With Fly-Fi

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It's a good way to make holiday travel a little more bearable, and a great way to fund in-flight Wi-Fi.

4 years ago

Emirates Tears Out In-Flight Entertainment Screens in Favor of Larger Ones

Emirates Tears Out In-Flight Entertainment Screens in Favor of Larger Ones

Marisa Garcia, Skift

This isn’t about the industry’s largest seat-back screens or more content than you can consume on 100 trips around the world. It’s about personalization. Giving passengers what they value most is the new brand loyalty builder. The key for airlines, which serve global markets, is to understand that what passengers value most differs by region, by demographic, and from individual to individual. Airlines either get that, or passengers will deplane and never come back again.

4 years ago

Interview: The Future of Truly High-Speed In-Flight Wi-Fi

Interview: The Future of Truly High-Speed In-Flight Wi-Fi

Dan Peltier, Skift

We're still skeptical that large file downloads, Netflix-watching and seeing Grandma's face at 35,000 feet is a near-term reality, but speeds will undoubtedly get gradually faster as more satellites are launched for passengers' delight.

4 years ago

Icelandair’s New In-Flight Wi-Fi Study Is a Thing of Beauty

Icelandair’s New In-Flight Wi-Fi Study Is a Thing of Beauty

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Yes, it’s a gently skewed sales tool for Icelandair. Of course, it is! But it’s still gorgeous. We hope it will inspire other airlines to go make a better one. They can start right now.

4 years ago

3 Stats That Forecast the Rapid Growth of In-Flight Connectivity

3 Stats That Forecast the Rapid Growth of In-Flight Connectivity

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The growth of connectivity and entertainment in-flight is both encouraging and impressive. We still feel the birds-eye view from the window is the most thrilling and entertaining thing about being on a plane, but it's great to have something to do when the lights are off.

4 years ago

Virgin America’s Pick for In-Flight Wi-Fi Signals a Change for Passenger Experience

Virgin America’s Pick for In-Flight Wi-Fi Signals a Change for Passenger Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The faster Wi-Fi and new Red In-Flight Entertainment are great news for passengers, but we hope Virgin America will find a business model that will help it keep the service free in future.

4 years ago

6 Innovative In-Flight Technologies Keeping Passengers Distracted

6 Innovative In-Flight Technologies Keeping Passengers Distracted

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Hybrid IFE/wIFE and “hand-me-down” mixed installations are where we’re headed industry-wide for video entertainment, but—some apps aside—the always-reliable in-flight magazine will continue to enjoy pride of place in the seat pocket in front of you.

4 years ago