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Let The Journey Fly By With

Published: Thu 04 Aug 2011 at 08:29

Updated: Wed 03 Aug 2016 at 10:35


  • New in-flight entertainment release promises a scorching summer of entertainment has got a treat for film-buffs, music-lovers and telly-addicts travelling this summer.

Paul Humphreys, retail director, joins holidaymakers from Leeds in meeting in-flight entertainment stars Kung Fu Panda and Spongebob Square Pants

A raft of exciting new in-flight entertainment will go live for the start of August, including a selection of recent blockbuster movies and the nation’s favourite TV shows. In addition, the airline has reduced the cost of hiring the touch screen media players by 25 per cent to just £7.50* per European flight , allowing more people the chance to enjoy entertainment whilst jetting to or from their holiday.

In-flight entertainment is available on routes to the Canary Islands, Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece and New York, enabling customers on flights of four hours or more to relax and enjoy some quality viewing.

The new Summer 2011 content includes high-grossing children’s films Kung Fu Panda 2 and Rio, superhero film Thor, romantic drama Water for Elephants and the Wigan-based UK film SoulBoy. For those wanting a shorter watch, TV shows available include comedy classic Only Fools and Horses, everyone’s favourite Gavin and Stacey, and for music-lovers the popular guilty pleasure that is Glee. For those tempted by a trip to the amazing city of Barcelona, there is also the chance to swot up on the must-do activities, with an edition of Paul Merton in Europe which looks at the Catalan capital.

New options for younger viewers include every toddler’s favourite In the Night Garden, along with Horrible Histories, Spongebob Squarepants and What’s New Scooby Doo. A large selection of music is also available – from chart-topping hits to classic albums.

Each unit can be attached to the seat in front or can stand on the seat back tray table and the viewer can watch what they want when they want. The devices have a high resolution seven inch touch screen and offer quality audio delivered through a set of ear buds which the customer can keep, or as the units have a standard headphone jack they can choose to use their own. sells headphone splitters onboard making it possible to share a device – ideal to keep the kids entertained and currently half price at just £3.

Paul Humphreys, Retail Director of, commented: “With our ergonomically designed seats, which have been developed to provide extra leg room, customers really can sit back and enjoy the journey in comfort. We all lead busy lives so it is great to be able to use the time travelling on our holiday to catch up on the latest movies and TV, its also a great de-stressing start to your trip and will keep children entertained for the entire journey.”

The in-flight entertainment units can be pre-booked online for just £7.50 or purchased as part of a family bundle which also includes baggage and seat selection. Alternatively units can be hired on board, subject to availability, for £10.00 per flight. Units are available for’s longest flight – the transatlantic journey to New York for a Christmas shopping break – for just £15.00 per flight.

The in-flight entertainment can be booked at the time of booking flights, or can be added on later using the ‘Manage my booking’ section of the website which conveniently allows passengers to be able to select their seat and tailor their trip with options such as in-flight entertainment, meals, additional baggage or sports equipment and also check in online.

To learn more about the fantastic in-flight entertainment product and view the full current list of content visit the in-flight entertainment page of the website. Go to to book flights, or for package holidays.

* Units hired onboard are £10 per flight on European routes.

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