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Even if you normally avoid screen time for the kids, when you’re on a cross-country flight sometimes the rules have to go out the window in order to survive until the wheels touch the ground again. But your job could soon be getting a little easier thanks to Netflix helping to make the friendly skies a little more family-friendly.

If the usual in-flight entertainment doesn’t hold a candle to your favorite streaming service, then you’ll be happy to hear that Netflix is in the works to partner with major airlines to give passengers access to low-cost, WiFi streaming. The company partnered with Virgin America in 2015 to create a new WiFi technology that provides quality streaming even at 30,000 miles in the sky. Now they are looking to expand that service to more airlines.

According to Variety, starting in 2018, on airline carriers that partner with Netflix, you’ll be able to access the company’s massive media library using your carry-on devices, like tablets and laptops. If you already have an account, you’ll be able to access the service for free. Non-members will be able to sign up for a free 30-day trail on board a flight.

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