This weekend I flew Southwest to Orlando and United back. On the flight out I enjoyed Southwest’s free video streaming just by logging on to Southwest’s site with my iPad. Couldn’t have been easier.
So I was thrilled to get an email from United letting me know my flight home also offered free streaming in flight entertainment (IFE). However, you can’t miss the fine print…you have to download United’s app before boarding! The selection is extremely limited (as in mostly foreign language films) if you don’t have the app. Not only that, you can’t access the app from United’s free WiFi…if you want it in flight you’ll have to buy WiFi then download the app at abysmally slow speeds before you can watch.
So my PSA for today: if you’re flying United, be sure to download the app at the airport just in case your plane has streaming WiFi. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t.
Have you enjoyed United’s free IFE (or did you miss out because you didn’t have the app)? Please share in the comments.
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