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Delta Air Lines will offer all of its in-flight entertainment for free starting in July

Starting on 1 July, all of Delta Air Lines’ in-flight entertainment will be available to passengers for free, which the company says makes it the first US carrier to offer all of its content free-of-charge.

Delta will offer all its in-flight entertainment for free.
Delta will offer all its in-flight entertainment for free. Image by Delta

Delta Studio, the airline’s on-board entertainment system, will be free for everyone on two-class aircrafts, which makes up about 90% of the fleet. The content will be available via streaming on laptops, mobile devices and tablets on more than 1000 aircraft, and on the seat-back entertainment systems on nearly 400. The system offers up to 300 movies – including new films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Jungle Book and Hail, Caesar! – 750 TV shows, music, satellite TV channels, games and more.

According to a company press release, Delta is the only US carrier to offer on-demand entertainment on each seat of all long-haul international flights.

On JetBlue, movies are free on flights outside the continental US, but are US$5 on domestic flights. On Virgin America movies can cost up to US$8 for main cabin customers. According to Delta, the entertainment options on its flights will vary based on the aircraft type and route.