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Airline reveals the movies people watch most while flying

Losing yourself in a movie is one of the few good things about a long flight.

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Losing yourself in a movie is part and parcel of long distance plane travel in these days.

It’s also an experience that’s turned into a highly personal one, as opposed to the bad old days where you’d squint to watch a movie on an overhead screen a few rows ahead of you.

Australian airline Qantas has revealed what passengers are watching most on their planes, and perhaps to some surprise, The Boss Baby, DreamWorks’ animated film starring Alec Baldwin as a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying toddler, ranks as the most watched movie, according to its blog post.

We’re sure it’s tired parents putting it on to keep their kids quiet, because the rest of the top 10 list is a much more adult affair.

  1. The Boss Baby

  2. Logan

  3. Hidden Figures

  4. Beauty and the Beast

  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  6. Lion

  7. La La Land

  8. Baywatch

  9. Kong: Skull Island

  10. Baby Driver

In regards to television series, the most watched show was Modern Family, with 151,334 hours accrued. The most popular documentary was Planet Earth II, while the most watched children’s TV show was Peppa Pig.

Qantas also introduced Netflix, cable television service Foxtel, and Spotify on its Wi-Fi enabled flights earlier this year, potentially reducing the need for it to install in-flight entertainment systems on the back of seats, cutting costs.

The Australian airline already requires customers bring their own device on some domestic flights with Q-Streaming, a wireless entertainment streaming service which beams content to smartphones and tablets via an app that needs to be downloaded before take-off.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/20/qantas-most-watched-movies/

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