Follow us:

Northwest Traveler

Travel news, consumer advice and trip reports for the Northwest and beyond.

January 27, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Free in-flight movies, TV shows extended for Alaska passengers

There’s no free lunch for most air travelers, but Alaska Airlines passengers will keep getting free  in-flight entertainment for their electronic devices for two more months, the carrier said Tuesday .

“All content, including premium movies and TV shows, will be complimentary through March 31, 2015,”  Alaska said (its  free trial began in December). Beginning April 1, passengers will have to pay for premium movies and TV shows although some other content still will be free. The entertainment service for personal electronic devices  is available on more than half of Alaska’s mainline aircraft and will be available on almost all the fleet by April.

The airline  also is  starting to rent Microsoft tablets for inflight use. Beginning Feb. 1,  ” the tablets will be available to rent on long-haul flights for $8-10 and will feature movies, TV, XBOX games, music, digital magazines, and easy Internet access on WiFi-equipped flights,”  said the airline. First-class passengers  and  MVP Gold75Ks get to use the tablets for free.

Comments | Topics: in-flight entertainment

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►