Delta Airlines has equipped its 600th aircraft with seatback screens which means it now has them on more aircraft than any other airline in the world.
Being entertained and keeping busy while cooped up on a flight thousands of feet in the air is important. In some instances, we are in the air for twelve hours or more, and as most of us know, things can get pretty boring up there. People need something to pass the time.
Well, if you have ever traveled with Delta, you'll know that, for the most part, the airline has its passengers covered. In fact, as of this month, Delta now has seatback screens on more of its aircraft than any other airline in the world. As revealed on its website earlier this month, Delta recently made it a round, and impressive, 600 aircraft with seatback screens.
What makes that number even more impressive is that it has come more than four months ahead of schedule. Delta promised that it would have seatback screens on 600 of its aircraft by the end of 2018 and it has fulfilled that promise before we have even reached the end of the summer. Plus, not only is Delta Studio available to all passengers regardless of where they're sat, but it is all absolutely free.
"We continue to invest in seat-back screens, because customers continue to tell us they’re important," Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer explained. Passengers using Delta's seatback screens will have the option of watching over 300 different movies, 550 TV episodes, 12 live satellite channels, a choice of 2500 songs, and even have a selection of podcasts to listen to or games to play. That's more entertainment than you'll ever need on a flight no matter how long you're in the air.
If you're traveling with Delta any time soon then the above news will likely make you less worried about your upcoming trip. For other airlines, well it's a sign that they need to up their game. Singapore Airlines has just announced that it will be reintroducing the longest flight in the world from the US to Singapore this October, here's hoping that the entertainment on those flights is just as extensive as it is on Delta aircraft.