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Travel How to Watch the World Cup Final on Your Flight

22:06  12 july  2018
22:06  12 july  2018 Source:   cntraveler.com

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What is it? Only the biggest game in football the final of the 2018 World Cup . This year's showpiece sees 1998 winners France take on World Cup final debutants Croatia with a place in history at stake for the victors. When is it? Sunday July 15 at 4pm. What TV channel is it on?

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For many of us, flying is already bad enough. But flying on Sunday? During one of the biggest sporting events of the year? Double oof. Still, there's a way to catch the World Cup final between France and Croatia, even if it means you're crammed into a seat at 30,000 feet instead of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers at your neighborhood pub. (Hey, at least you get a seat?) Here's everything you need to know about watching the game on the plane:

What time does the game start?

If you're in Moscow, 6 p.m., but it airs live at 11 a.m. EST.

What airlines are streaming the World Cup final?

More than you'd think: AeroMexico, Air Italy, American Airlines, ANA, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, HongKong Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, and WestJet all offer the channel Sport 24, according to The Telegraph, which means you can catch the game for free through in-flight entertainment. JetBlue also has free, live DirecTV across its fleet at every seat, so you can watch on FOX Sports.

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The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup has had pretty much everything, and we've still only just got to the quarter- finals ! There have been spectacular goals, huge upsets, penalty shoot-outs and the greatest players in the world performing on the biggest footballing stage of them all.

Over one billion people watched the final game. The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia, and many of the matches will be easy to watch in the United States (if you live on the east coast, at least).

Delta, too, announced earlier this week that it would stream World Cup games in English and Spanish on select flights via its Delta Studio program (you can check if your flight will have live TV here, or download the Gogo Entertainment App in case your seat doesn't have a screen). Regardless of what airline you're flying, check the fine print before you board—some, like American, require that you download their app and stream content on your personal device. (Plus, as we've previously lamented, seat-back screens are being phased out, so it pays to be prepared.)

How can I stream the World Cup if I'm not flying one of those airlines?

That's a bit tougher, since you'll have to rely on the plane's Wi-Fi—if it even has Wi-Fi. (See what you're in for on SeatGuru.) Be prepared to pay, unless you're on airlines like JetBlue and Norwegian, which offer free Wi-Fi at every seat. From there, you'll have a quick enough connection to stay updated on the score, but you may struggle to see the whole game play out unless you're on an airline with reliable Wi-Fi. According to Routehappy, Icelandair, Southwest, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, and Delta have the best, while United and American came in ninth and tenth place in the 2018 list. Still, it's worth a shot: Just make sure you've got your FOX Sports or YouTube TV app downloaded before you leave.


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