Inflight entertainment (IFE) started out as a risky business. The first movie shown to airline passengers, the silent “The Lost World” in April 1925, was on nitrate film stock and highly flammable. Certainly a questionable decision considering the Imperial Airways Paris-London flight was operating a wood and fabric-hulled converted WW1 bomber, the Handley-Page O 400. Perhaps it was too much of a nail-biting experience, for it would be another 36 years before an airline ...

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