For those of us who’ve been lucky enough to fly long-haul, you’ll know there is a wide variety of in-flight entertainment systems available across the world’s airlines. From the dated CRT displays in old Iran Air 747s to the state-of-the-art flatscreens in the Etihad apartments.
My question to you is, what has been your favourite inflight entertainment that you’ve personally experienced? Post any photos you may have that back up your claims!
I’ll start with my favourite!
-The new system on the Swiss 777-300ERs-
This system is becoming more and more common on newer planes, its incredibly fluid and has a huge variety of features! The map has a load of different views which kept me entertained on my 11h30 flight to Hong Kong. Also having a USB port and a proper AUX port as well, is incredibly handy.
Qatar have the best for me, NOTE I haven’t flown on many airlines with it. All their fleet near enough has it and it’s consistent across all various aircraft including short haul. I must say though that the B787 aircraft had the worst systems out of all their aircraft. BA’s new 747’s have really advanced systems so as for hardware they have some really good technology fitted on their cabins. The screen was as fluid to use as an iPad.
The Swiss platform looks very impress, I especially like the Flight data and map, I hate nothing more than flicking through a million-flight tracking ‘maps’ to get decent info!
That being said, having experienced the ICE system from Emirates, I honestly believe that is one hard cookie to beat. I havent seen it myself, but i hear good things about Oryx one, Qatar’s IF-entertainment system.