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United Airlines adds Android devices to its personal device entertainment service, airlines move away from seat back screens

United Airlines (Chicago) has issued this statement for Android device users:

United Airlines customers using Android devices can now use the latest version of the United app to access the airline’s complimentary personal device entertainment service, which enables passengers to view hundreds of movies and television shows in flight on their Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices and laptops.

United launched a beta version of its personal device entertainment system earlier this year for laptop computers and Apple devices.

Content, stored on on-board servers, is available on nearly 200 United aircraft, including the carrier’s entire Airbus A319, Airbus A320 and Boeing 747 fleets and its Boeing 777 aircraft that operate primarily between the continental United States and Hawaii.

In the coming year, United will further expand personal device entertainment availability to hundreds of additional aircraft, including two-cabin regional jets and domestic and international aircraft that do not currently offer customers an on-demand entertainment option. By late 2015, most United and United Express aircraft will offer customers personal device entertainment, personal on-demand entertainment via seatback monitors, or live television.

“Travelers increasingly want to watch entertainment on their own devices, as shown by the measurable improvement in satisfaction among travelers who fly on aircraft with personal device programming,” said Tom O’Toole, United’s senior vice president of marketing and loyalty and president of MileagePlus. “By expanding our personal device entertainment to Android users, we now offer many more customers the ability to enjoy their favorite movies and television shows on their own devices while onboard.”

Travelers may confirm whether a flight offers personal device entertainment, along with Wi-Fi and in-seat power, by checking Inflight Amenities under Flight Status and Information on United.com. On the United app, travelers find that information in Amenities under Flight Status.

To watch United’s personal device entertainment, travelers should download the latest United app from the Google Play store or the Apple App Store before boarding.

In other news, there is a growing trend among airlines to remove the seat back screens and go to personal devices.

Bloomberg Businessweek recently took a look at the growing trend: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. All of the Airbus A319s and A320s are now ready to handle the devices. Airbus A320-232 N445UA (msn 826) departs from Los Angeles international Airport.

Video: United’s flight attendants:

United Airlines aircraft slide show (current livery): AG Slide Show

Qatar Airways and Gulf Air win domestic rights in Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways (Doha) and Gulf Air (Abu Dhabi) have been selected to operate domestic flights in Saudi Arabia as well as international flights to and from this neighboring country. Both airlines will now have to complete the final process according to this report by Zawya.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Qatar Airways’ Airbus A330-302 A7-AEJ (msn 826) climbs away from Geneva.

Qatar Airways: AG Slide Show

Gulf Air: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Airbus A320-214 A9C-AG (msn 4188) of Gulf Air completes its final approach into Dubai.