Catch hits like “The Walking Dead” and holiday classics like “Elf.”

By Talia Avakian
November 01, 2016
Courtesy of Delta

Having your favorite shows and new movies to unwind with on a flight can make all the difference.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the new release and in-flight entertainment options across five major U.S. carriers this month.


  • Movies: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, The Secret Life of Pets, The Legend of Tarzan, Ghostbusters, The Unknowns (Documentary).
  • TV Shows: The Mindy Project (Hulu), East Log High (Hulu), Adventure Time, Powerpuff Girls, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball, Deadliest Catch, Car Matchmaker, Hollywood Medium, Refinery 29.

Virgin America

  • Movies: Star Trek: Beyond, Ghostbusters, Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, Central Intelligence, The Secret Life of Pets, Independence Day: Resurgence, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Now You See Me 2, The Shallows, Captain Fantastic, Keanu.
  • Get the full list of shows.

American Airlines

  • Movies: The BFG, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Secret Life of Pets, Ghostbusters (2016), Ice Age: Collision Course, The Legend of Tarzan, Bad Moms (2016), Mechanic Resurrection.
  • TV Shows: Mr. Robot, The Night Of, Adele—Homecoming, Baskets, Billions.

Southwest Airlines

  • Movies: Elf, A Christmas Story, Finding Dory, Ice Age: Collision Course, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, and Now You See Me.
  • Live TV: Holiday episodes of The Big Bang Theory

United Airlines

  • Movies: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Bad Moms, Ben-Hur, Dolphin Tale, Equity, Ghostbusters, Home for the Holidays, Ice Age: Collision Course, The BFG, The Heat, The Legend of Tarzan, The Secret Life of Pets, Anthropoid, Cocktail, Flight of the Navigator, Grosse Pointe Blank, Hole in the Wall, Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, Lights Out, The Green Mile, The Intervention, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Young Frankenstein.
  • International Movies: Familyhood, Housefull 3, League of Gods, Rocky Handsome, The Kodai Family, The Projects, The Truth Beneath, Tribeca Film Festival Presents: All Together, When Larry Met Marry , Back to Mom’s, Fatima, Ixcanul, London Love Story, Too Hard to Handle, Usted No Save Quien Soy Yo?, Vai que Dá Certo 2.
  • TV Shows: 2015-2016 NBA Champions: Cleveland Cavaliers, Ballers, Becoming Mike Nichols, Bizaardvark, Bob’s Burgers, Buying the Rockies, Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Descendants: Wicked World, Elena of Avalor, Everything is Copy, Idris Elba: No Limits, Louie, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Miles from Tomorrowland, Pawn Stars, Penny Dreadful, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Stuck in the Middle, Suits, Supercar Megabuild, SXSW Interactive 2016, Telescope, The 50 Year Party: London, Glamour, and Royalty at Annabel’s, The Jinxing Show, The Lion Guard, The Odd Couple, The Simpsons, The Story of Spice, The White House, Tribeca Film Festival Presents: Home Sweet Home, Tribeca Film Festival Presents: The Board, Tribeca Film Festival Presents: The Wake Up Call, Ultimate Animals, Animal Kingdom (Season One), Headspace, House of Cards (Season Four), Into the Badlands (Season One), NatureVision TV, The Walking Dead (Season Six), Vevo: Best of Britney, Vevo: Emerging Artists, Vevo: Justin Timberlake’s Greatest Hits, Vevo: Live Performances , Vevo: Lyric Videos, Vevo: Top Country, Vevo: Top Dance , Vevo: Top Latin, Vevo: Top Videos, Vevo: 1980s, Vevo: 1990s, Vevo: 2000s, Vevo: Alternative November, Vevo: Behind the Scenes.