Nearly half of British travellers say gadgets are essential on a flight, according to a recent poll by HolidayExtras.com.
Forty-eight per cent of holidaymakers told the add-ons provider that they can’t survive a flight without a Kindle, iPad, mp3 player, Nintendo DS, laptop or DVD player. A further third (33%) wouldn’t hop on board without a book or magazine.
Men, perhaps surprisingly, are happier than women to relax and chat on a plane without the need for entertainment, at 23% compared to just 15% of women (19% overall).
The survey also reveals that over a third of travellers (34%) want to see inflight films as standard on short-haul flights, along with cartoons for children (10%) and music videos (6%).
However, half of those polled (50%) do not think inflight entertainment is necessary anymore.