We have a feeling a lot more people will be willing to make the 24-hour flight to Australia given this recent news: are going to soon offer Netflix streaming mid-flight. That's right. Finally, those weekend-long binge sessions can take place when you actually need to pass the time, and not only on sunny days when you feel guilty for staying holed up inside afterwards.
According to a , the airline is going to start offering free in-flight entertainment on 90% of their planes on July 1 (aka just in time for your summer travel plans). This will include up to 300 movies, 750 TV shows, 100 foreign films, 2,400 songs, 18 channels of live satellite TV and a selection of games. "The only thing better than operating the world's largest in-flight entertainment-equipped fleet is providing it free to all our guests," said , Delta's Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer — and we couldn't agree more.
Meanwhile, reports American Airlines is partnering with ViaSat to bring satellite wifi to 100 planes and provide 12Mbps per seat. That means way faster internet that can keep up with streaming services, like Netflix. Sadly, this won't be available until September of next year, but we're willing to wait if that means we won't have to deal with annoying buffering while trying to catch up on the latest "Real Housewives" episode ever again.