February 4 2019  |  Inflight Entertainment

Romance takes center stage on British Airways' IFE

By Rachel Debling

Passengers on BA's long-haul flights can access over 1,000 hours of films, TV shows and audio via their seatback screen (Image courtesy British Airways)

British Airways guests can enjoy a new, romance-themed inflight entertainment category called "Love is in the Air" from now until the end of the month, featuring films, TV shows, audio books and music that deal with l'amour.

Popular movie titles like Gone with the Wind, Crazy Rich Asians and The Shape of Water will be available, as well as TV shows that deal with relationships and romance, such as First Dates: Valentine's Special, Sex and the City and select episodes of Friends. Guests will also be able to enjoy audio books like Sue Roe's In Montparnasse and music selections such as Elgar and Finzi’s Violin Concertos and Deeper by Lisa Stansfield.

“For many of our customers, being able to settle in to watch some latest film releases as well as much-loved classics is a real treat that they look forward to," said Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, in a statement from the carrier. "Whether our customers are traveling with someone special or wanting to enjoy a good film, we look forward to welcoming them on board with our 'Love is in the Air' channel.”

The full list of media in the channel includes:


· Juliet, Naked

· Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

· Crazy Rich Asians

· The Shape of Water

· Something’s Gotta Give

· True Romance

· An Affair to Remember

· Gone with the Wind

Television shows

· I'm Alan Partridge - Alan Attraction

· Fresh off The Boat – Love & Loopholes

· Sex in The City

· Friends

· Inside Hotel Chocolat

· The Night of All Nights

· First Dates: Valentine’s Special

· Modern Family: My Funky Valentine and Written in the Stars

· It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Audio (music and books)

· Sue Roe (author and narrator) - In Montparnasse (audiobook)

· Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary (audiobook)

· Elgar and Finzi – Violin Concertos (classical music)

· AyseDeniz Gokcin – A Chopin Affair: Sonatas (classical music)

· Ida Sand – My Soul Kitchen (easy listening music)

· Lisa Stansfield – Deeper (music)

· Marianne Williamson – The Relationships Workshop (audiobook)

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