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Entertainment is always important, but more so when we find ourselves stuck on long haul flights. Many top airlines are aware of this, and in an attempt to make travelling more enjoyable for their guests, they’ve equipped their planes with the most advanced and innovative technology.

But which airline is the world´s best entertainer? Here are the top 5 airlines that received the 2012 Skytrax entertainment award:

1. Emirates

When you fly with Emirates, not only do you fly in style, but you also have access to the fanciest in-flight entertainment system. Depending on the flight or destination, passengers have access to music, movies, games, and tv channels on demand. They can stay in touch with the latest news, read sports and business reports, as well as contact family and friends by email, telephone or SMS right from their seats.

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2. Cathay Pacific Airways

The airline has recently introduced new cabins for their long-haul flights, equipped with a video and audio entertainment system (AVOD) that offers travellers more than 100 movies, 888 CDs, 22 radio channels and 500 TV channels. Furthermore, for passengers who prefer to read, they have a wide variety of magazines and newspapers.

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 Singapore Airlines

On selected flights operated by Singapore Airways, passengers have access to the KrisWorld entertainment system. Accessible from every seat, these stations are of the latest technology and provide flight guests with an extensive choice, ranging from video programmes, music, as well as business and cultural tutorials. Passengers can even start learning a new language if they wish to!

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4. Qatar Airways

With over 1000 entertainment options to pick from, it´s difficult to feel bored when travelling with Qatar Airways. The airline´s state-of the-art Oryx Entertainment System provides flight guests with a varied collection of topnotch video and audio entertainment options. This service is available on wide-body aircraft.

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5. Virgin Atlantic Airways

Passengers can now enjoy the airline’s award winning content from pre-take off right up until they reach their destination. While parents sit back and relax watching the latest blockbusters or listening to some music from the extensive onboard library, children can try different puzzles and games, or watch some selected cartoon programmes. The fun is endless!

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But we want to know what you think! Which airline is the best in-flight entertainer according to you?

 

  • Richard Poole

    Well it certainly isn’t British Airways. I’ve lost count of the number of times the entertainment system has had problems on flights I’ve been on, including not working at all in part of Business Class on the upper deck on Friday’s KWI-LHR flight. Wake up BA and see what the competition are doing – you’re about to loose a customer to Emirates!

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