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iPads for rent on Jetstar flights

Travel & Tourism

Hard on the heels of our story about Bluebox Avionics’ iPad-based in-flight entertainment system comes word of what appears to be the first carrier to test out the technology: Jetstar, the low-cost subsidiary of Australian Qantas Airways. Starting later this month, passengers on select domestic Jetstar flights will be offered an iPad for a rental fee of AUD 10, according to Flight Global. Along with the device will come a wide assortment of music, movies, eBooks, magazines and games. The trial is being conducted in partnership with Bluebox and Stellar Inflight; if it goes well, Jetstar may roll out the iPad on all domestic and international services later this year, Flight Global reported. Now that iPad sales have reached 2 million, it just might be time to think about how this technology could enhance consumers’ experience of *your* tech-savvy brand… (Related: Hotel equips concierges with iPadsFor £20, a way to try the iPad before buying.) Spotted by: Flight Global



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