In-flight entertainment might be on its way out. Yesterday The Guardian reported that seat-back entertainment systems are being removed from transatlantic flights by Canadian carrier, WestJet, with more airlines likely to follow in their footsteps.
Instead, passengers will use their phone or tablet, using an app to stream a selection of shows and movies via on-board wi-fi.
According to the Daily Mail, WestJet say that not only will this change will remove 1500lbs weight from the plane and save fuel, but it will give passengers a “better, more relevant service”.
Don’t have an iPad or smartphone? Devices will be available to rent on longer flights. Little mention has been made so far, however, about how they plan to keep all these devices powered up.