Airline to end in-flight movies

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US Airways will stop showing movies on flights from November, Bloomberg News reports.

The airline has chosen to suspend showing films as in-flight entertainment because the systems, which weigh 500lbs (227kg), are causing planes to use up more fuel.

The number of people paying $5 for headsets has also dropped, making it a less profitable venture.

“We simply can’t afford to do it anymore,” said Travis Christ, vice-president for sales and marketing at US Airways.

Movies are shown on flights that are at least two and a half hours long.

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