But this week Delta Air Lines announced it will begin offering free in-flight entertainment on all domestic flights longer than 90 minutes.
In a July 28 press release, the airline said it will offer comped movies, TV shows, music and video games on all domestic aircraft and two-cabin regional jets starting Aug. 1.
Passengers traveling on one of Delta’s 140 domestic planes with seat-back entertainment systems will access the free entertainment options through their swanky seat-back monitors. Those traveling on flights without the system will be able to stream entertainment options onto their laptops, tablets and mobile devices via onboard Wi-Fi. The Fly Delta app will also include a handy integrated media player for iOS devices.
In-flight entertainment is also available for free on international flights for all customers. Delta installed seat-back entertainment systems on its entire international fleet in 2013.
In addition to free content, premium content — such as new movies and on-demand TV shows — will be available for purchase.
Good on you, Delta, for being awesome!