If you are flying for longer than two hours on Australia-based Jetstar, you can now rent an iPad for in-flight entertainment on select flights.
For a per-flight cost of $10-$15 (Australian) for an iPad rental, you can peruse Cosmopolitan and Rolling Stone e-magazines, view Hollywood flicks, rock out to the latest tunes from Warner Music, dive into a games lineup from Gameloft, and watch TV shows, Jetstar says.
There also will be special programming, including movies, e-books, magazines and games, geared especially for kids on the iPad.
Jetstar has stockpiled 3,000 iPads for the initial rollout, which over the next few weeks will cover its Australian domestic, trans Tasman and short-haul, international routes from Australia and New Zealand.
The low cost carrier will later increase the number of iPads it has available when it launches the in-flight entertainment system, developed by Bluebox Avionics of the UK, across Jetstar's Asia network.
And, don't be surprised if iPads don't eventually make their way in an organized fashion onto Jetstar's Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Jetstar says it is mulling its entertainment options onboard the Dreamliner for 2013.