Best Inflight Entertainment (2021)


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  • JetBlue


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines

    Passengers aboard Alaska Airlines flights can choose from more than 500 free movies and 550 free TV episodes. Other options include Headspace meditation sessions and music from Sub Pop records. Most aircraft have inflight wifi (better satellite wifi on more than half the fleet).
    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

  • 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

  • Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand

    Passengers aboard Air New Zealand flights enjoy a personal seat-back screen with hours of entertainment options. This includes a mix of new releases, classic films and curated Spotify playlists. The Seat Chat feature lets you send messages to friends and family on board your flight, right from your seat.
    Photo courtesy of Air New Zealand

  • Etihad Airways

    Etihad Airways

    Hundreds of hours of entertainment are a touch away on Etihad Airways flights with the E-BOX app, available on personal devices or on seat-back screens on select flights. Passengers also enjoy free Apple Music access, as well as the option to purchase wifi.
    Photo courtesy of Etihad Airways

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, and we need you to crown the best. 

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

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

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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