Delta Air Lines recently announced it will offer free entertainment on U.S. flights. According to the Wall Street Journal, the move was made in an effort to improve customer service and content will include movies television shows, music and video games.
Employees on business travel will now be able to stream entertainment on the carrier’s planes equipped with Wi-Fi or using seat-back devices. The source stated that the program, called Delta Studio, will launch August 1, and is available on flights that last 1.5 hours or longer.
Travelers on international journeys that originate in the U.S. will also have free in-flight entertainment. In addition to access to the movies, television shows, video games and music, those sitting in business class will also enjoy the Economy Comfort coach seats, which offer a roomier trip.
CNN reported that travelers may also watch entertainment on their own smart phones or laptops via the Gogo app. Previously customers were charged 99 cents per television show and $3.99 per movie.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Delta will install all of its long-haul planes with Wi-Fi by the end of 2015. The carrier has more than 900 domestic and international aircraft already equipped with in-flight wireless Internet services and when the installations are complete, Delta will have more than 1,000 planes with in-flight Wi-Fi.