Airport security screening can feel like a proctology exam. The passage into the cabin resembles a cattle drive and some economy seats are as comfortable as an electric chair.
So it make sense that airline passengers want to escape with an action or adventure movie from their in-flight entertainment system, laptop or tablet.
Movies represent 65% to 70% of the entertainment consumed by passengers on seat back systems, according to Global Eagle Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based company that provides in-flight entertainment to more than 150 airlines worldwide, including
Of the movies passengers watch on planes, action and adventure flicks are the most popular genre, while comedies are the most popular category of television episodes, company officials said.
For obvious reasons, horror and disaster movies are not popular on in-flight systems, the company said.