I came across this and I know we have a lot of frequent southwest flyers on VMB. Thought it might be helpful to some of you! The Wall Street Journal July 1st, 2013 2:25pm EDT Southwest Offers Free In-Flight TV in Partnership With Dish Network Southwest Airlines Co. LUV +1.71% is offering free live television to fliers' smartphones, tablets and laptops under a partnership unveiled Monday with Dish Network Corp. The move that marks a departure from other airlines' strategies on in-flight entertainment by having a third party—rather than customers—fund the service. Starting Monday, customers can access 14 live TV channels and up to 75 on-demand TV shows free on their Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flights on 427 of Southwest's planes, more than 60% of its fleet. The service previously cost $5. Passengers will have to watch a 30-second Dish Network commercial to access the free TV. A Southwest spokeswoman said the promotion would last through at least the end of the year.