Qantas, an Australian airline, is now handing out iPads to passengers on all of its B767 airliners. The tablet is being used to provide an in-flight entertainment service, called QStreaming.
This service features more than 200 hours of on-demand content.
QStreaming is free, and offered to all Qantas Business and Economy class customers. This video gives you a brief overview of the QStreaming:
Now that QStreaming project is rolling out, Qantas is expected to purchase more than 5,000 iPads to cover its fleet of jets. 2,200 iPads are already being purchased for its pilots and flight crews. 7000+ tablet sales for Apple from a single customer must be a good news for Apple.
In a related note, Qantas is also planning to drop all of its BlackBerry handsets in favor of the iPhone. The airline’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Paul Jones has said that the iPhone will offer a “user-friendly interface and simple access to emails, contacts and calendars, as well as meeting all Qantas’ security requirements.”
QStreaming service seems like it is going to be a hit with passengers, who not only will be able to leave their slates at home, or packed, but will also get to enjoy 200 hours of free movies and TV shows. Perhaps, other airlines may also follow the suit here.
Source: iDownload Blog
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