Last month, we shared Delta’s new in-flight entertainment option. But let’s not forget United’s personal device entertainment (PDE), which is complimentary.
PDE allows customers to access a free on-board library of movies and TV shows through personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, or laptops.
United will have PDE on more than 200 aircraft across five fleet types:
- 23 747s
- 9 777s
- 54 737-900 ERs
- 12 757-300s
- 152 Airbus 319s and 320s
Customers booked on PDE flights will receive an email the day before travel advising them that PDE will be available, so they may come prepared with their devices.
PDE is part of United’s long-term inflight entertainment plan to outfit all mainline aircraft with Wi-Fi connectivity, plus at least one other entertainment option. United is also adding in-seat power to all PDE fleets in addition to the nearly 500 newly installed charging stations at airports gates.
To determine if your upcoming flight offers personal device entertainment, check the Inflight Amenities tab in the Flight Status information within 24 hours of your flight departure.