Delta to Offer All Onboard Entertainment for Free

Amazing. One airline lowers bag fees. Delta drops its booking-by-phone and booking-at-airline-ticket-counter fees. Now Delta does it again – dropping the fee for some of its onboard entertainment options.

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Delta: Free Entertainment as of July 1

Beginning July 1 Delta announced it will offer its “industry-leading suite” of onboard entertainment for free  to all customers on two-class aircraft which Delta says includes nearly 90% of its fleet. What do you get?

  • Movies
  • TV shows
  • Foreign films
  • Songs
  • Live satellite TV (on select aircraft)
  • Games (on planes with seat-back entertainment systems)

What does it mean? Probably less boredom particularly on long haul flights. Whatever, it’s a nice move, Delta, and will probably affect a lot more passengers than losing the $25 phone fee. But that’s nice, too.


Updated: August 29, 2017