British Airways flyers to get more screen time
Simon Calder’s career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent’s Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as “the Man Who Pays His Way” because he does not accept free travel facilities. He writes across the Independent titles, as well as for the Evening Standard.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
British Airways has won approval from the Civil Aviation Authority to run its inflight entertainment from start to finish – including taxiing, ascent and descent.
Airlines typically screen entertainment from 10 minutes after take-off until 20 minutes before landing. But from Saturday, says BA, passengers will be able to tune in "from the second they reach their seat to the moment they arrive at their destination".
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