Best Inflight Entertainment (2020)


With seat-back touchscreens, high-speed wifi, personal device access and hundreds of hours of free content, flying is more entertaining than ever. These 10 airlines score big points when it comes to in-flight entertainment options.

  • American Airlines

    American Airlines

    Passengers with American Airlines can stream from an extensive library of movies and TV shows from a phone, tablet or laptop from the American Airlines app without having to purchase wifi. Apple Music and live TV are also free and available.
    Photo courtesy of American Airlines

  • Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines

    Delta passengers enjoy entertainment through the Delta Studio program, available via seat-back screen on select flights or anytime from a personal device. Delta Studio features movies, games, music and TV shows, including HBO and Showtime.
    Photo courtesy of Delta Air Lines

  • JetBlue


    Every seat on every JetBlue flight enjoys free high-speed wifi from gate to gate, as well as seat-back touchscreens with free DIRECTV, SiriusXM Radio, Showtime and an extensive library of movies.
    Photo courtesy of JetBlue

  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines

    Passengers aboard Alaska Airlines flights can choose from more than 400 free movies and 200 free TV shows via the Gogo Entertainment App on a personal device. Pre-loaded tablets can also be rented on longer flights. Passengers can text for free during flights, and the airline is in the process of upgrading all aircraft to faster satellite wifi for gate-to-gate connectivity.
    Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines

  • British Airways

    British Airways

    The British Airways entertainment system includes wifi connectivity, access to more than 7,000 complimentary digital newspapers and magazines, and seat-back screens with a library of movies, TV shows, audio programs and games.
    Photo courtesy of British Airways

  • Emirates


    The Emirates in-flight entertainment system features more than 4,500 channels of movies, TV, music and games. Select aircraft also offer live sports and news coverage. Each passenger gets two hours of free text messaging or 20 MB of free data on the carrier’s wifi network.
    Photo courtesy of Emirates

  • United Airlines

    United Airlines

    The United Private Screening library puts loads of entertainment options on your personal device. The carrier is also rolling out a new seat-back entertainment system with options in 15 languages and a new Relax mode with quiet background video and audio options.
    Photo courtesy of United Airlines

  • Lufthansa


    Lufthansa flights offer seat-back touchscreens with a library of new and classic movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music. Passengers on long haul flights also enjoy free live sporting event and news coverage.
    Photo courtesy of Lufthansa

  • Virgin Atlantic

    Virgin Atlantic

    Vera, the entertainment platform for Virgin Atlantic, is loaded with movies, TV shows, a music library and a selection of games. The audio programming includes The List, exclusive interviews with a range of influential figures.
    Photo courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

  • Singapore Airlines

    Singapore Airlines

    Singapore’s in-flight entertainment system includes more than 1,800 options on demand – movies, TV shows, music albums and games. Passengers can text from the sky, or purchase in-flight wifi to browse at 30,000 feet.
    Photo courtesy of Singapore Airlines

The top 10 winners in the category Best Inflight Entertainment are as follows:

  1. American Airlines
  2. Delta Air Lines
  3. JetBlue
  4. Alaska Airlines
  5. British Airways
  6. Emirates
  7. United Airlines
  8. Lufthansa
  9. Virgin Atlantic
  10. Singapore Airlines

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning airlines!

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