I subscribe to streaming video rental websites, and on flights with Internet access, I can watch my favorite movie. What better time to catch up on my favorite sources of entertainment than on a flight when I have nothing but time? Having the Internet available also gives me more options to pass the time when I do not want to watch the movie the airlines chose for my flight.
It feels that of late, the number of alternatives has grown substantially in both variety and number. When we started in this industry, we had pretty much only one question to address, “Why handheld over embedded?” Now, that question has been expanded to cover a myriad of possibilities including consumer electronics.
As a regular traveler, I try to keep up-to-date on all the latest developments in travel technology. Especially when it comes to planes. It seems like it’s at least every week that I’m reading an article about in-flight entertainment in a travel magazine. Well, here’s some news I wish they’d put in a traveler magazine instead: I don’t want the internet on my plane!
A few days ago, we posted comments from a passenger about what she hated about IFE. In this post, we have the comments from a different passenger after we asked her, “What do you love about in-flight entertainment systems?”
“It might sound snobby, especially coming from a perpetual economy cabin patron, but the absolute most deflating thing to see when squeezing down the tight airplane aisles and shoving my carry-on into the cramped overhead bins is a 12-inch TV hanging from the ceiling.”
How does content loading work? Not only were we asked this question frequently at the show, but this is usually one of the first questions to come up with any prospective customer.
I’m sure that you have read all kinds of articles and posts about the trends and buzz that came out of the Aircraft Interiors Expo several weeks ago. Though, I want to give you the perspective of a vendor, what we experienced as common questions from airlines, and address some of the hot topics.
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