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.