United & American – No Plans to Match Delta’s New Free In-Flight Entertainment Policy

Last week, Delta announced that Delta Studio, the airline’s onboard entertainment system, will be free for all customers on two-class aircraft by July 1. This includes nearly 90 percent of Delta’s fleet. Well, according to the Chicago Business Journal, American and United do not plan to match the offer for economy class passengers.

Late today a spokesman for United said the carrier isn’t moving to immediately match Delta’s all-free entertainment plan. Some live-streamed entertainment already is available to United economy cabin passengers for free, but on flights equipped to access DirecTV, with 100 TV channels and new movie releases, that service costs between $5.99 and $7.99, depending on the length of the flight.

American Airlines as of today plans to continue charging economy passengers for access to select entertainment, a spokeswoman said.

Let’s see if things change after the offer goes live next month…

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