Air International 2023-05
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A.Preston - Entertaining the masses
An economy class cabin of a Qantas-Boeing 747B in the early 1970s
Pam Am helped to popularise the showing of in-flight films
An artist’s impression of the cinema room with which the Bristol Brabazon hoped to entice passengers
‘Howdy Chicago!’ is regarded as the first film shown on board an aircraft
IFE has come a long way on British Airways since its trials in the 1980s
A 2016 refurbishment of 18 of BA’s Boeing 747s involved 61 miles of wiring for a new Panasonic eX3 IFE system, enough new carpets to cover 34 tennis courts, nearly six miles of new LED lights, 4,500 light fittings and fabric changes to 4,950 seats