No Internet Access In Flight, But Here, Download A Movie
from the a-bit-different dept
While most airlines (especially in the US) aren’t about to offer internet access in the skies in the near future, they are working on alternatives — from digital satellite to downloadable music. Now, Southwest has done a deal with Movielink (described in a recent review with such descriptive phrases as: “little here to lure anybody,” “annoying to use,” “agonizingly slow,” and “pathetically thin selection.”) to let people download movies to their laptops to watch on the flight. Of course, they can’t download them while they’re on the plane, so you have to do it beforehand. In fact, you don’t even have to fly Southwest to take part. You just go to a special site at Southwest that’s run by Movielink. How is this different than someone simply going to Movielink and doing it on their own? Um… this offering has… a Southwest logo on it?