Airline in-flight entertainment

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Use our handy table to compare the extra charges of the main airlines in the UK. If you know you’re going to want in-flight entertainment, make sure you add these charges on first to get a realistic idea of the true cost of your ticket.

Meals | Seats | In-flight Entertainment

AirlineHead setEntertainment
Air BerlinBring your own or purchase from the cabin crew for €3, free on long-haul flightsTV, radio and complimentary newspapers and magazines on all flights. Films on flights longer than four hours. On long-haul flights movies, music videos and short film reports are screened.
Air CanadaBring your own or buy a pair for $3 CAD/USD on Canadian, US, Caribbean, Mexican and Hawaiian flights. Headphones are offered free of charge on all international flights.Personal touch screen TV with more than 600 hours of on-demand entertainment including moves, TV shows, radio and music albums.
Air FranceFreeFull entertainment programme on long-haul flights.
Aer LingusFreePersonal monitor showing films, TV and games on all long-haul flights. Cara in-flight magazine.
AlitaliaFreeWide range of programming – films, radio, music. Ability to call other passengers, free of charge. LCD screens on B767. Video on Demand system on B777.
British AirwaysFreePersonal monitors playing movies, TV, audio and games.
Cathay PacificFreePersonal monitors playing movies, TV, CDs and radio.
easyJetNoNone, apart from Traveller, the in-flight magazine.
EmiratesFreePersonal monitors playing movies, TV, audio and games.
FlybeNoJust the in-flight magazine Flybe Uncovered.
GermanwingsNoNone, apart from the in-flight magazine GW.
IberiaFreePersonal monitors playing movies, audio and games.
Jet2£7.50 for handheld playerDigital media players booked for certain routes playing movies, TV and music.
KLMFreePersonal monitor with movies, TV, games, CDs, audio books and language courses.
LufthansaFreePersonal monitor playing movies, TV, radio.
MonarchFreeAvailable on all long-haul flights (TV or films). Limited entertainment on medium-haul flights.
QantasFreePersonal monitor with movies, TV, audio books, music and games.
SWISSFreePersonal monitors with movies, TV, music, radio and games on long-haul flights.
ThomsonDepends on classPassengers may bring their own electronic devices. In Economy club and Premium club, TVs are provided on long-haul flights.
Virgin AtlanticFreePersonal monitors with movies, tv, music videos, radio and games.
Wizz AirNoNone, apart from the in-flight magazine.
Airline in-flight entertainment was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3411 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!