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Passenger reveals genius hack to create his own inflight entertainment system using his phone and magazines

Bassirou Sufyan

Aug. 14, 2019

A PASSENGER has been praised by social media users after creating his own inflight entertainment screen using a very clever trick.
The technique simply requires a mobile phone and the inflight magazine.
Posted on Twitter by travel blogger Gilbert from God Save The Points , the trick involves putting the magazine in the tray table.
The passenger then puts the tray table up, leaving one page out and ripping a section of it.
Using a mobile phone with a phone case, the piece of paper is then stuck between the case and the phone which grips the device.
This leaves the traveller hands-free and able to watch films and TV shows on their phone.
Gilbert tweeted a picture of it, with the caption: "The guy ahead of me on this flight is a hero living amongst men.
"Without an entertainment system, this legend tore the inflight magazine, put the tear in his phone case and is now using it as a stand/holder for his phone."
He added: "Not all heroes wear capes."
Social media users agreed: "Great idea, I've yet to find a holder to watch films on my phone when flying, all the gadgets that say they do this are to big to pack."
Another person added: "The ingenuity of man knows no bounds."
One Twitter user had their own, if not slightly disgusting, technique which involved a phone in their shoe on the tray table.
They tweeted: "Another option to view your phone when travelling in budget airline....tested & tried."
However, some were not keen on the hack: "Yeah loads of ripped unreadable in flight magazines. A great idea.
"Cost to remove and replace by the airline eventually pushing up flight prices. Or just hold your phone!!!"
Other amazingly clever tricks for a hands-free mobile phone screen include an origami newspaper method or a plastic bag tucked into the tray table hook.
Passengers are being forced to find clever ways to watch films on their phones as airlines remove inflight entertainment screens to cut costs .
With each screen costing around £7,300 to install, airlines are instead offering free streaming services that can be downloaded on tablets and devices.
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