Delta Partners With Disney+ For More Entertainment Options

by Giovanni

Want to watch Frozen, Avengers: Endgame, or some other title from Disney’s extensive catalog on your next flight? You’re in luck if you’ve booked with Delta Air Lines thanks to their newly announced partnership with Disney+ to offer a selection of Disney+ favorites on in-flight entertainment (IFE) across their network.

The move is the latest in a series of partnerships between airlines and entertainment or tech giants. American Airlines kicked off the year in January by kicking off a partnership with Apple Music to allow customers to enjoy unlimited streaming onboard.

Just last month, JetBlue announced a slew of partnerships including with SHOWTIME and Spotify to enhance their onboard entertainment.

The Delta Disney Partnership

Delta has installed seat-back screens on over 700 aircraft and is committed to them despite moves by competitors to move to a “bring your own device” and wifi model.

According to a Delta spokesperson: “We know how much our customers value entertainment on board. That’s why we have installed seat-back screens in over 700 aircraft and continue to forge partnerships with entertainment giants like The Walt Disney Company to bring more diversity and variety to the entertainment options we offer in flight.”

The partnership will add Marvel-favorites like Avengers: Endgame, one of the most profitable films of all time, to Pixar animations like Finding Nemo, and even Star Wars: The Last Jedi to the Delta IFE’s selection of over 3,000 titles.

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Delta Disney+ Bonus Offer

In addition to providing Disney+ titles onboard, Delta is partnering with Disney to market the subscription to its customers. Delta customers “will be offered an opportunity to sign up for a 14-day free trial of the streaming service where they can experience everything Disney+ has to offer.” This is similar to American’s partnership with Apple Music offering three months free.

The Upshot

Although it’s nice to see Delta improving their customer experience, Disney titles are available through many airlines’ IFE so this is not a particularly groundbreaking or compelling addition. That said if you’ve been wanting to watch one of the available titles, your next Delta flight may be a good chance to do so.

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Island Miler December 17, 2019 - 4:01 pm

They should put an episode or two of the Mandalorian on Delta’s IFE as a preview of Disney+’s most important show. That way people on the plane can take a sneak peek, and if they like it, subscribe!

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Steve December 17, 2019 - 7:42 pm

Mandalorian went down hill at episode 4. nothing is free

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