Now you can zone out the moment you step on the plane.
Over the years, airlines have made flying a little more bearable with the offering of in-flight entertainment. The addition of personal touchscreens for every passenger has meant you can select your own entertainment and are no long subjected the two or three family friendly in-flight movies. However, these screens are often switched off during take-off and landing, which means we're left to entertain ourselves during those periods.
However, it looks like those traveling British Airways don't have to worry about that anymore. Travel Daily Media reports that, following approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), passengers will be able to interact with their screens as soon as they board and continue to watch until the plane taxis at their destination.
"We know how much our customers enjoy our carefully selected in-flight entertainment so we’re delighted that now they’ll be able to pack even more of the programmes and films into their long-haul flights," Frank van der Post, director of brands and customer experience at BA, told Travel Daily Media.
All told, passengers should get an extra hour of film or TV thanks to this new change, which is expected to roll out on December 1.