Good news for trans-Atlantic travelers…especially those who love their movies: Breaking Travel News is reporting that Virgin Atlantic passengers will be able to turn on their in-flight entertainment systems prior to take-off and will be able to leave it on during landing.
This will mean that each plane's on-demand in-flight entertainment system will offer passengers an additional two hours of entertainment per flight.
Up until recently in-flight entertainment systems on board Virgin Atlantic aircraft were turned on 25 minutes after take-off and had to be switched off 40 minutes before landing. This new service allows passengers to watch movies once the safety demonstration is completed.
We say this will make lengthy tarmac delays much more bearable…but there is a catch, of course: During taxi, take-off and landing, only headsets provided by Virgin Atlantic must be worn but once in the air, passengers are able to use their own headsets.