Advertisement

Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment

Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment
The entertainment system on Virgin America will offer audio lectures starting Feb. 1. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Virgin America, which boasts one of the industry's widest selections of music, movies and television shows in its onboard entertainment system, is adding something for those deep thinkers on the plane.

Starting Feb. 1, the Burlingame-based airline will begin offering free audio recordings of lectures on such high-minded topics as ancient Egypt, American history, nutrition and economics. The lectures, provided by a company called The Great Courses, can be found on the airline's Red seatback entertainment system.

Advertisement

Among the 11 lecture that will be offered starting next month will be "Did Slavery Really Cause the Civil War," "The Enlightenment and an Introduction to the Classical Era," and "Junk Food Monkeys: What Happens When Baboons Eat like Us?"

To read more about travel, tourism and the airline industry, follow me on Twitter at @hugomartin.

Advertisement
Advertisement