Airport Dvd Rental

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Airport DVD rentals are the latest craze to overtake film and TV buffs. The phenomenon is a direct consequence of new and better technologies that allow passengers to take their laptops and portable DVD players on board flights. Look around the plane on any flight nowadays, and you're sure to see more than a handful of folks tuned into their own private entertainment system.

In the old days, passengers were content to fly with a Walkman. In some cases, even this was a stretch, and travelers were subjected to the in-flight station or nothing at all. There really are few experiences that compare with listening to the same 12 songs over and over on a transcontinental flight. But times have changed, and even portable disc players are increasingly out of fashion. MP3 players have taken their place.

The Growth of Airport DVD Rentals

With airport DVD rentals, you can check out movies before your flight takes off, watch them on board, then return them on your trip home. This is an ingenious service since many travelers have their own computers but rarely bring along DVDs to play. Why be captive to whatever programing the airline has settled on when you can carry your own entertainment on board with you?

You can also bring DVDs from your online movie rental service. Many of these offer consumers the chance to take out up to eight discs at a time. If you're going to be in the air for a considerable period of time, what better chance will you have to catch up on your backlog of movies? It's a piece of cake to rent DVDs from your online club, carry them in your laptop's case (they're thin, after all), and have your own movie marathon on board. Now, if only there were a way to charge admission to other passengers.

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