Some US airlines are jettisoning their in-flight entertainment screens – but it’s not just about high installation costs. Photo: Corbis via Getty Images

Is in-flight entertainment over? US airlines are stripping seat-back screens as Wi-fi coverage picks up

Airlines can now use your smartphone or tablet as a portal for films, television shows and video games, avoiding the need for expensive hardware in every seat – but does this mark the end of an aviation era?

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Some US airlines are jettisoning their in-flight entertainment screens – but it’s not just about high installation costs. Photo: Corbis via Getty Images
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