US Airways Jettisons Movies

Move will cut weight and save $10M in fuel and other costs
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2008 3:18 AM CDT
US Airways is dropping in-flight movies from 200 jets flying domestic routes.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Rising oil prices may spell the end of the in-flight movie—at least on domestic flights. US Airways will become the first airline to rip out the in-flight entertainment systems from 200 jets plying domestic routes to save $10 million in fuel and other costs, reports BusinessWeek. The systems, which weigh about 500 pounds each, will be jettisoned beginning in November. Other airlines may do likewise.