Travelers flying on Virgin Atlantic this spring can now enjoy the magic of Oscar season while soaring through the friendly skies. As Condé Nast Traveler reports, the airline will screen this year’s Academy Award-nominated films via its in-flight entertainment system, from now through May.
Passengers can watch all of the year's biggest contenders for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Missed Moonlight? Didn’t see La La Land? Virgin Atlantic’s got you covered.
Given that most films run about two hours long, it would be impossible to squeeze all of them into even the longest international flight. But as Virgin Atlantic points out in a news release, it’s certainly feasible for passengers to view three to four of this year's Academy Award frontrunners before landing, especially if they're flying between certain destinations. For example, an 8-hour flight from New York City to London is long enough to watch Arrival, La La Land, Manchester By The Sea, and Moonlight. Orlando to London requires more than nine hours in the sky, which is just enough time to see Manchester By The Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, La La Land, and Fences. And Boston to London—a six-hour trip—gets you Fences, Arrival, and Moonlight. Everyone's a winner!
[h/t Condé Nast Traveler]