Airline swaps inbuilt screens for cloud-based entertainment packages

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Vast numbers of airline passengers now look to their own tablets, smartphones and laptops for inflight entertainment, rendering seat-back screens somewhat redundant, wasteful of space and resources. We have already seen the TabCaddyClip — a low-cost tablet holder — and as we suggested in that article, the next logical step is swapping inbuilt screens for cloud-based entertainment packages. Now, low-cost Canadian carrier WestJet is doing just that on their new transatlantic service. WestJet found that more that 80 percent of customers traveling on their low-cost services already brought their own devices. Their new WestJet Connect system, available on board their…

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