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5 Funny ‘Road-Trip’ Movies to Watch While Traveling

Nothing beats passing the time on a long flight than enjoying a good laugh from watching traveling humor! I recently spent 9 hours on a plane over 2 days, and it got me to thinking about some great comedic road trip movies that I have seen over the years. Below is a list of some of my favorites, with a summary and a favorite quote from each.

Top road trip movies to watch while traveling:

  1. National Lampoon’s Vacation:  On a road trip to Wally World theme park, this family continually finds strange predicaments and catastrophes instead of a relaxing vacation. This is the first movie of five is about the misadventures of the Griswald family.  “The dog wet on the picnic basket!” 
  2. Tommy Boy: Starring Chris Farley and David Spade, the duos only chance to save Tommy’s family business is selling on the road. Watch them blunder through sales presentations and encounter various surprises on the road. “Fat guy in a little coat!”
  3. Dumb & Dumber: In an attempt to return a lost briefcase two imbeciles played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels find themselves road tripping across America.  “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?”
  4. Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Following cancellations and delays, Neal Page, played by Steve Martin, attempts the near impossible to get home to his family by Thanksgiving. His biggest obstacle is being paired with the clumsy, over-talkative and accident prone Del Griffith, played by John Candy. “Those aren’t pillows!”
  5. Due Date: A 2010 remake of ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’, it holds its own as an original road trip movie. Played by Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis, they work together to get to LA before Robert Downey Jr’s wife goes into labor. “You better check yourself before you wreck yourself.”

There are certainly some great road-trip movies out there, and I know that I have left out a ton.  The next time that you find yourself on the verge of a long flight, download one!  Traveling humor; while one is traveling themselves, is a great way to pass the time until you reach your destination!

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United’s Personal Device Entertainment Provides Complimentary In-flight Options

pde_600x264Last month, we shared Delta’s new in-flight entertainment option. But let’s not forget United’s personal device entertainment (PDE), which is complimentary.

PDE allows customers to access a free on-board library of movies and TV shows through personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, or laptops.

United will have PDE on more than 200 aircraft across five fleet types:

  • 23 747s
  • 9 777s
  • 54 737-900 ERs
  • 12 757-300s
  • 152 Airbus 319s and 320s

Customers booked on PDE flights will receive an email the day before travel advising them that PDE will be available, so they may come prepared with their devices.

PDE is part of United’s long-term inflight entertainment plan to outfit all mainline aircraft with Wi-Fi connectivity, plus at least one other entertainment option. United is also adding in-seat power to all PDE fleets in addition to the nearly 500 newly installed charging stations at airports gates.

To determine if your upcoming flight offers personal device entertainment, check the Inflight Amenities tab in the Flight Status information within 24 hours of your flight departure.