The need for installed IFE systems onboard airliners will disappear as personal smart devices proliferate and connectivity services broaden, the head of Qatar Airways believes. Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker shared his views on the future of commercial air travel Oct. 20 at the IATA World Passenger Symposium in Hamburg. He said he could foresee a day when IFE systems would no longer be needed. “People will bring along their own smart devices, hook them into the seat and select ...

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