Advantages of having portable In-Flight Entertainment systems:
Cost-effective: Portable IFE systems are typically less expensive than traditional seatback IFE systems, which require significant investments in hardware and installation costs.
Easy to install and maintain: Portable in-flight entertainment systems are designed to be easy to install and maintain, and they can be quickly moved between aircraft or removed altogether when necessary.
Customizable content: Portable IFE systems offer airlines the flexibility to customize the content they offer to passengers, including movies, TV shows, music, and games.
Increased passenger satisfaction: Passengers expect to have access to entertainment during a flight, and a portable In-Flight Entertainment system can help airlines meet these expectations, which can increase passenger satisfaction and loyalty.
Disadvantages of not having any IFE system:
Reduced passenger satisfaction: Without any form of aircraft entertainment, passengers may become bored and restless during a flight, leading to reduced satisfaction and potentially negative reviews or feedback.
Reduced revenue opportunities: Many airlines generate revenue through portable in-flight entertainment systems by offering paid content or advertising to passengers. Without any IFE system, these revenue opportunities are lost.
Competitive disadvantage: In today’s highly competitive airline industry, offering a robust Portable In-Flight Entertainment system is increasingly seen as a necessity to remain competitive. Airlines without an IFE system may struggle to attract and retain passengers compared to those that do offer such systems.
Potential safety concerns: Passengers may attempt to use personal electronic devices in ways that are prohibited during flight if they are not provided with an IFE system, potentially compromising safety and security measures.