Last August Delta announced they had seat back video installed in 600 aircraft. That’s significant because American has been looking to ultimately remove seat back screens from domestic planes and United, led by American’s former President, has a similar vision.
Now Delta has announced they’ve hit 700 planes with seat back video. That’s out of a mainline fleet of just over 900 aircraft, and it makes sense they wouldn’t be adding seat back video to planes they’re soon to retire.
What’s more Delta has partnered with Hulu to offer their original shows on board, here’s the August list:
|The Handmaid’s Tale||Drama||S1 Episodes 1-3|
|The Mindy Project||Comedy||S4 Episodes 1-6|
|Marvel’s Runaways||Action, Sci-Fi||S1 Episodes 1-3|
|Castle Rock||Drama, Horror||S1 Episodes 1-3|
|Casual||Comedy||S1 Episodes 1-4|
|Light As A Feather||Thriller||S1 Episodes 1-3|
|The Act||Crime, Drama||S1 Episodes 1-3|
|Shrill||Comedy||S1 Episodes 1-3|
|Batman and Bill||Documentary||Film|
|Ask Dr. Ruth||Documentary||Film|
|Minding the Gap||Documentary||Film|
|Into the Dark: New Year, New You||Horror||Film|
Delta, like Southwest and and Alaska, offers free inflight texting. They’ve tested free wifi (which JetBlue offers today) and have said they expect wifi to be free, a move that American and United can be expected to copy.