Source: Gary Leff - View from the Wing
American Airlines Chairman Doug Parker hates inflight entertainment, I once heard him say he wishes it was never invented. They’re expensive and they’re heavy to they cause extra fuel burn.
Indeed, American’s Samsung Galaxy Tabs are a real savings compared to inflight entertainment, and Alaska Airlines’ Dig-E Players and Gogo Vision solutions are as well.
Parker’s US Airways, of course, was the airline that removed inflight power ports to save fuel.