Apple iPad Tablets: Late last week, we brought you this story: A Political Bill for Increased Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPad Usage on Airplanes. Along the same lines, today we have more news about the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad being used in the sky. Qantas, a popular Australian airline, is going to provide iPad tablets to travelers who are interested in watching movies and television shows and/or listening to music.
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This story was first reported by the Hindustan Times, and is one that you should really pay attention to. Not only is this something that will work out in your favor if you decide to fly on Qantas in the future, but it is safe to say that many other airlines will begin to consider implementing the same type of program.
Here is some more information from the article, discussing the finer points of the service:
“The new service, which supplies an iPad for use during the flight, is being offered in all classes on flights between Sydney and Honolulu on the airline’s Boeing 767 aircraft, which have also been refitted with leather seat covers in business class, new carpeting, lighting, curtains and cabin dividers.”
As you can see, this is not something that Qantas has rolled out on all flights. That being said, the company is surely paying close attention to how the program is received by passengers.
With the help of inflight entertainment technology, via Q Streaming, entertainment options are streamed to the iPad tablets.
The article goes on to state that Qantas is not the only airline offering such a service.
“While Qantas offers iPads, American Airlines hands out Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets to passengers traveling on select routes such as New York’s JFK airport and Los Angeles, and international flights to Europe and South America on flights served with 767-300 aircraft.”
It is nice to see Qantas and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) teaming up on a program that is going to make flights much more enjoyable for those traveling between Sydney and Honolulu.
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