“Mexican flight attendants now serve fistfuls of salted snacks, carbonated drinks and, for about $5, iPods,” Reuters reports.
“By renting the iconic music and video device to passengers, low-cost airline Volaris has got the jump on U.S giants, such Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc. and UAL Corp.’s United Airlines, who have been talking for months about offering iPod seat connections,” Reuters reports.
“‘We’re the first to use iPod’s. We like it because no one else has it,’ said public relations officer Alfonso Collantes. Volaris began handing out the 30 Gigabyte devices free on February 8, but will soon start charging 50 pesos per flight,” Reuters reports. “The MP3 players are packed with Mexican TV shows and popular music, but the airline plans to load on U.S. sitcoms and other music genres.”
“‘We just went out and bought a bunch of iPods and started giving them out to passengers,’ said Collantes,” Reuters reports. “Volaris is owned by billionaire Carlos Slim and media giant Televisa, said in January it will add a dozen new routes and triple revenues this year.”
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