The airline's own release claims that Delta is setting the industry standard when it comes to the next phase of in-flight entertainment, but we know that's a stretch of the imagination considering others, such as Southwest, have offered it for some time. Yes, we too find it ironic that a budget airline found
a way the will to not nickel-and-dime its passengers before Delta, American/US Air, and United.
Despite how overdue it may be, we certainly welcome this change here in the present, and hope that it puts pressure on all the remaining airlines who still charge for basic entertainment to reconsider their ways. We also hope that Delta is not done. Even with the new options, customers in economy still have to pay for some movies (new releases) and premium channels (HBO). We'll be flying Delta next week, so we'll then be able to give you the scoop on the new system. Stay tuned.