Airline to trial in-flight iPad Rental Service

Airline to trial in-flight iPad Rental Service

Jetstar, the budget airline subsidiary of Qantas, has announced it is launching a trial iPad rental service on its planes.

The trial, which will launch later this month will see iPads, pre-loaded with movies, TV, books, music and games, rented for $10 on select flights over 90 minutes in length.

The service will use a combination of “Australian in-flight entertainment service provider Stellar Inflight and UK-based Bluebox Avionics to develop custom software for the iPad.”

Only two weeks ago, we reported that Bluebox would be “launched in July on one yet-to-be-named “international carrier” and will be available to other airlines shortly after”

It would seem that the “international carrier” referred to was Jetstar and that they’ve moved the launch forward by a few weeks, making this the first trial of its kind in the world.

While it will be cool to get your hands on a rented iPad, surely the real sexiness will come when you can stream the inflight entertainment to your own device.

Can we get some of that please, Jetstar?

Source = The Australian newspaper
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