Starting today and just in time for the big game, if you find yourself in economy one of United Airline's 200+ Boeing 737s equipped with a seat back entertainment screen, you can keep that credit card in your wallet as the carrier will now offer free DIRECTV on those flights.
Previously, United charged $5.99 on flights 2-hours or less and $7.99 on flights lasting 2+ hours to access the live TV option.
While this move is an overall positive for flyers traveling on United to keep entertained, keep in mind this is a feature that has been offered complimentary on JetBlue flights since people were worried about Y2K. But, better late than never I guess.
Alongside the free live DIRECTV channels, United will also add streamable newly released movies and TV shows to their IFE lineup.