Jetstar to Offer In-Flight iPad Rentals - HotHardware
Jetstar to Offer In-Flight iPad Rentals

Jetstar to Offer In-Flight iPad Rentals

Australian airline Jetstar's in-flight entertainment is about to get a whole lot more, well, entertaining. No, they're not hiring dancing girls to boogie down the isles, but the airline from down under will start renting out iPads on some of its domestic flights.

It will cost $10 to rent an iPad, which will provide some additional in-flight services, such as movies, TV programs, ebooks, music, and games, Jetstar announced.


"Based on demand for the iPads as part of the trial, we'll be looking to roll out the devices across our entire domestic and international network later in the year," said Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan.

We could see this being a big hit with passengers, especially at the $10 price point. Although much of the iPad experience is about the apps, and the ones that come pre-loaded on the rentals will make or break how successful the trial ends up being.
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I wouldn't mind renting one for long travels :D.

But how many of you would rather have the dancing girls? xD

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>> But how many of you would rather have the dancing girls? xD

Sign me and the wife up for option B, Inspector. :)

This does give me an idea for a new Lifetime movie of the week though: "An international traveler leaves his middle-eastern lab, boards a flight and uses an iPad..." Fast forward three days: SUPERANTHRAXAVIANSWINEFLU has swept the world!

I wonder if I can get Microsoft to put up some front-money to start shooting?

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This might be cheaper for an airline, but what happens if you run out of battery? Also, it seems like these will be pretty beaten up after a while.

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Im sure battery is not a problem as they can charge it on the plane... But like all rentals of any kind, they will be beaten up over time so your going to have to deal with it or get your on i guess.

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Sometimes it can be noisy on planes...

I can just image something like this happening:

Flight Attendant: Hello Sir would you like to rent a #*$^Pad?

Guy: A what?

FA: Would you like to rent a #*(&$ Pad?

Guy: I don't need no pads! But if you could clear the bathroom out for me, that would be great!

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