United’s latest jets will offer Bluetooth for in-flight entertainment
A solution to one of the most annoying aspects of long in-flight
United Airlines is addding a long-await feature to the in-flight seat screen of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 Jet. Support for Bluetooth headphones. The company is making th upgrade as past of UFABET Next, a new plan to expand and modernize its fleet with what it says are larger, fuel-efficient jets and a more comfortable in-flight experience.
I haven’t flown in the last two years for reasons that are hopefully obvious but the thing that grinds. I don’t like the wireless audio freak I’ve become, but it happend, which makes United upgrades so exciting, as demoed in the tweets.
Adding seatback screens made a hude difference in how tolerable flying is, but its been held up by lagging audio. However, there room for things to go a bit sideways. As part of iits upgrades, United’s new 737 Max 8 jet offer 10 or 13 inch inflight entertainment screens.
That could cause interference, and might also make the process of connecting your headphones more of a chore if you’re having to hunt through multiple devices trying to pair in the same menu. United currently only offers Bluetooth on its Max 8 jets which it says should start flying this summer. The company didn’t share how it plans to address issues with Bluetooth, but said it’s still “studying the technology.”
I can’t rightfully claim that Bluetooth is as meaningful a change as more legroom or safer flights, but for an airline industry hoarding cash to make it through the pandemic and looking to entice frequent flyers to earn their miles again, any snazzy new feature can’t hurt.