v3.5.0.2
Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Aug. 05, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001512077  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol ent  
Entity Common Shares Outstanding   83,639,083
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016