iPad to fly Australian budget airline

Qantas subsidiary Jetstar says passengers will be able to rent the Apple device to access content including movies, e-books, TV programs, games, and music.

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Australian budget airline Jetstar Airways has announced plans to pilot the use of Apple's iPad tablet as an in-flight entertainment device.

In a statement Tuesday, the Qantas subsidiary said passengers will be able to rent the device for $10 Australian (US$8.50) to access content including movies, e-books, TV programs, games, and music.

Noting the high market demand for iPads, Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan said the carrier is anticipating "strong appeal amongst our passengers" for the tablet.

Read more of "iPad to fly by budget airline" at ZDNet Asia.

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