“Travelers wanting to experience Australia’s hottest new hi-tech gadget will be able to rent one on some Jetstar flights later this month [rental fee: AU$10, US$8.50],” Steve Creedy reports for The Australian
MacDailyNews Note: Since commencing operations in 2004, Jetstar has carried 50 million passengers throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
Creedy continues, “”The low-cost Qantas offshoot has signed a deal with Apple to become one of the first airlines in the world to trial iPads for its in-flight entertainment. Passengers will be able to rent the mobile devices on selected longer flights to watch new release movies, browse television programs, read an e-book, listen to music or play games. The airline is also looking at adding its in-flight magazine to the tablets.”
“Jetstar marketing general manager David May said the initial two-week trial would be on domestic flights longer than an hour. Thirty units would be on each test aircraft,” Creedy reports. “‘If the trial works, we want to put them on every aircraft because they’re so much slimmer and lighter than our existing units,’ he said.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, the trial will work alright. Plus it’ll help sell a lot of iPads, too!